HBO is renewing a heavily honored drama series. Michael Lombardo, president of programming for the pay-cable channel, announced the network will bring back "Boardwalk Empire" for a fifth season.
“Thanks to Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Howard Korder and their stellar team, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ remains in a class by itself,” Lombardo said. “I look forward to another electrifying season of this impeccably crafted series.”
The Prohibition drama recently won five Emmys, more than any other series, at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. The show’s fourth season launched Sept. 8.
"Among the early critical raves for the new season of ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ New York’s Daily News declared that the series ‘remains must-see television drama,’ while People called it ‘terrific’ and a ‘gripping spectacle.’ The Chicago Tribune hailed the show’s ‘achingly good performances,’ and Variety termed it ‘one of TV’s most compelling dramas.’" HBO said in its release announcing the renewal.
The program continues to be one of HBO’s biggest ratings draws, averaging 7.5 million viewers this season, the channel announced.