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HBO Renews 'Boardwalk Empire' for a Fifth Season

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 26, 2013 at 2:17PM

Even though Emmy-winning "Boardwalk Empire" got off to a soft start in its the fourth-season debut on Sept. 8 (TOH review here), HBO has renewed Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and Tim Van Patten's '20s period gangster series or a fifth season said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
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Steve Buscemi returns in 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Four.
Steve Buscemi returns in 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Four.

Even though Emmy-winning "Boardwalk Empire" got off to a soft start in its the fourth-season debut on Sept. 8 (TOH review here), HBO has renewed Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and Tim Van Patten's '20s period gangster series or a fifth season said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Steve Buscemi continues to carry the show as the riveting Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the leader of Atlantic City, with able support from Jack Huston, Michael Kenneth Williams and emerging villain Brian Geraghty. 

While ratings are down from last season, the series, which won five Emmys Sunday night, remains one of HBO’s most-watched original programs, with an average gross audience of 7.5 million viewers this season. Unfortunately, supporting actor winner Bobby Cannavale (SPOILER) was one of the many casualties in season three. 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.