'Boardwalk Empire' Renewed by HBO for Fourth Season

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October 2nd, 2012

via press release:




LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2012 – Following the hit series’ third-season debut on Sept. 16, HBO has renewed BOARDWALK EMPIRE for a fourth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show thatnever fails to surprise and entertain,” said Lombardo. “We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season.”

From Terence Winter, Emmy®-winning writer of “The Sopranos” and Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is set in the 1920s during Prohibition, and chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City.

Last season, BOARDWALK EMPIRE averaged 8.6 million viewers an episode. To date, the first episode of the current season has already gathered 7.2 million viewers and will continue to grow via additional telecasts, DVR playback and HBO On Demand and HBO GO.

Among the early critical raves for the new season of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, the Boston Globe hailed the show’s “dazzling production” and “knockout performances,” while New York’s Daily News described it as “first-rate.” Newsday termed the series “immensely entertaining,” and Variety called it “as handsome, well cast and impeccably crafted as anything on TV.”

BOARDWALK EMPIRE recently received four 2012 Emmy® Awards, for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten); Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series (tie with “Game of Thrones”); Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series; and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.

At the 2011 Primetime Emmy® Awards, the series led all programming with eight awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Martin Scorsese). In Jan. 2011, BOARDWALK EMPIRE received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Steve Buscemi).

Season three credits: Created by Terence Winter, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is executive produced by Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten and Howard Korder; co-executive producers, Eugene Kelly, Chris Haddock, Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov, Rolin Jones; producers, Joseph Iberti, Rick Yorn; co-producer, Steve Kornacki; supervising producer, David Stenn.


  • Adrian Warhol

    I must catch up with this show sometime…

  • Dan

    No surprise this show will have a long life on HBO as will Game of Thrones

  • DSC

    will this be the abreviated 10 episode season as they are doing now, including the new season of True Blood, or another 12 episodes? I hope this still gets the 12 episode season treatment.

  • Rod


  • richard

    a long time ago i watched the first 2 episodes o fhtis. boring! not in the same league as breaking bad or the wire or boomtown or justified. just saying

  • @Richard
    It got much better since Season 2. (I also watch/watched Breaking Bad, The Wire, and Justified.)

  • bobjfs

    I love the series, but this past week’s episode was b-o-r-i-n-g. Usually when they do an episode like this, they set up a very active week. I hope so. Keep doing what they did last week, and viewers will begin dropping off.

  • The End

    @Adrian Warhol

    Same lol. Didn’t invest in this show as I didn’t believe it would go on for long. Now that it is a success in some ways I’ll pick it up on Blu Ray and catch up once Season 3 is over.

  • João Paulo

    Great news I love the show.

  • tv#1

    I still haven’t gotten around to watching this show. Maybe one day.

  • Greg

    No surprise. It should last as long as The Sopranos did.

  • KarlMalone


    If you look back at the first half of the first season of The Wire I don’t think you would give that show (among if not the greatest series ever) much of a chance. It took me 3 years to finally give The Wire enough patience.

  • Zillajay23

    No doubt it will be the usual 12 episodes just like Season 1,2 and 3 also where did you hear that about True Blood it always gets 12 episodes and will in Season 6 as well.

  • DSC

    no, when they announced the season 6 renewal for true blood they said in a press release that it’d be a shorter 10 episode season, and they cited “economic reasons”. Most new HBO shows are getting 10 episode orders: the newsroom, game of thrones… I’m sure I read this about true blood.

  • DSC

    read it here http://screenrant.com/true-blood-season-6-short-10-episodes/ among many many other sites that are reporting this. Since this is only season 4 for BE, maybe it still gets 12. we shall see.

  • Eric

    Good news.

    This season looks like its going to be very good.

  • Bert

    This show is great. I agree the first 4 or 5 episodes of the series were a little slow. But believe me, it gets better. Everything about this show is extremely well done. The new season is just as outstanding as last one ended.

  • groove365


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