US cable TV’s HBO announces end of ‘Boardwalk’

Friday, January 10th, 2014. Filed under: Entertainment Hollywood Stars
HBO announced Thursday that the next season of award-winning prohibition-era show "Boardwalk Empire" will be its last. ©HBO

HBO announced Thursday that the next season of award-winning prohibition-era show “Boardwalk Empire” will be its last.
©HBO

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US premium cable TV provider HBO announced Thursday that the next season of award-winning prohibition-era show “Boardwalk Empire” will be its last.

“The final call for drinks on the Boardwalk comes this fall,” program makers announced on the Twitter feed of the show, starring Steve Buscemi as a politician-gangster in charge of Atlantic City.

The series has won a string of awards, including two Golden Globes and over a dozen Emmys, since its creation in 2010 by award-winning writer-producer Terence Winter, who co-scripted ground-breaking show “The Sopranos.”

The crime drama recounts the life and prohibition times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson grappling with mobsters, bootleggers and politicians while running the infamous New Jersey city in the 1920s and 30s.

Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese directed the show’s pilot episode, in an example of the trend for big-screen money and talent to migrate to the small-screen.

Winter, who wrote the screenplay for Scorsese’s currently Oscar-tipped epic “The Wolf of Wall Street,” said: “After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run.”

They “look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion,” he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

HBO programming head Michael Lombardo added: “Terry Winter has created one for the ages … It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers.”

Share Button

Related posts

Oscars host DeGeneres helps TV ratings to 10-year high‘True Detective’ season two to enter production in SeptemberZachary Quinto to play a mystery role in ‘Girls’Brad Pitt could headline ‘True Detective’ season 2FOX renews ‘The Following’ and three other seriesRon Livingston joins’Boardwalk Empire’Promising debut for HBO’s ‘Westworld’‘I am Cait’: Jenner docu-series to roll out in July‘Game of Thrones’ makes an epic returnJimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby AwardsHow to follow the Oscars online: TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter‘Boyhood’ wins big at Globes; next stop, OscarsMatt Bomer to play Montgomery Clift on HBODowney Jr, Lawrence win big at People’s Choice awardsMiss World set to be crowned in LondonKim Kardashian scraps India ‘Big Brother’ cameoBen Affleck and Matt Damon look into telekinesis for Fox2014 Emmy Awards: the essential highlightsHollywood continues to explore Marilyn Monroe’s life‘Big Bang Theory’ actors set for big payday