HBO confirms ‘Boardwalk Empire’ will end this year

Show will conclude at the end of its fifth season

HBO have confirmed that Boardwalk Empire will end this year.

As the BBC reports, the US television network have announced that the show, which stars Steve Buscemi and is broadcast in the UK on Sky Atlantic, will conclude at the end of its fifth season.

Show creator Terry Winter said: “We’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.” Meanwhile, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo added: “It has been an incredible honour to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers. Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”

Created by Winter, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition era and focuses on Buscemi’s Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a corrupt politician who controls the notorious party town by moonlighting as a gangster.

Martin Scorsese directed the show’s pilot episode and serves as an executive producer on the series, which debuted in 2010 and became a hit with viewers and TV critics alike. It has since won 17 Emmys since it first broadcast and boasts a cast including The Wire‘s Michael K Williams, This Is England actor Stephen Graham and No Country For Old Men‘s Kelly Macdonald.