HBO has renewed “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,” HBO president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. “I look forward to another electrifying season of this impeccably crafted series.”
Though “Boardwalk” has never turned into the Emmy juggernaut HBO might have hoped for, it’s a solid ratings performer, it still picks up stray awards (like Bobby Cannavale’s trophy on Sunday) and is off to a very intriguing start to its fourth season with the introduction of Jeffrey Wright as Harlem fixer Dr. Valentin Narcisse.
I’m a fan of the show and am glad it will be sticking around a while.
(Also, for those of you who will be in New York City next weekend, I’ll be moderating a PaleyFest panel with Winter, Korder, Michael Kenneth Williams, Wright and Gretchen Mol.)