‘Boardwalk Empire’ Final Season 5 Premiere Date Announced

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The fifth and final season of the award-winning HBO period piece drama Boardwalk Empire will officially begin on Sunday, September 7, consisting of eight episodes.

As the country struggles to cope with the Great Depression (circa: Atlantic City, 1931) and the end of Prohibition looms, Nucky Thompson (series lead Steve Buscemi) looks to legitimize himself through alliances with liquor producers, while rivals Lucky Luciano (series regular Vincent Piazza) and Meyer Lansky (recurring guest star Anatol Yusef) seek to consolidate their power in the wake of Arnold Rothstein’s (Michael Stuhlbarg) death and eliminate all competition – by any means necessary.

‘Boardwalk Empire’ debuted on HBO back on September 19, 2010 and includes among its cast Kelly Macdonald as Margaret, Nucky’s estranged wife; Michael Shannon as former Federal Agent Nelson Van Alden; Shea Whigham as Nucky’s brother Eli; Stephen Graham as gangster Al Capone; Paul Sparks as gangster Mickey Doyle; Michael Kenneth Williams as Nucky’s former ally Chalky White; Gretchen Mol as Gillian and Jeffrey Wright as Valentin Narcisse.

Other returning cast members for the final season include Ben Rosenfield as Eli’s son, Willie Thompson; Patricia Arquette as Nucky’s ally, Sally Wheet and Michael Zegen as gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel.

New cast members for this fifth season include Jim True-Frost as crimefighter Eliot Ness; Matt Letscher as wealthy, politically connected businessman Joseph Kennedy; Giampiero Judica as Salvatore Maranzano, the “boss of all bosses” and Louis Cancelmi as Capone enforcer Mike D’Angelo.

Again, the Emmy-winning HBO drama series ‘Boardwalk Empire’ will be back for its fifth and final season on Sunday, September 7 at9/8c.