We're only three episodes into the third season of Boardwalk Empire, and HBO has already officially announced that the incredible series will continue on through a fourth season! Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming had this to say in a statement,
Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show that never fails to surprise and entertain. We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season.
And I'm excited to watch it! You never know how long shows like this have. It could end any season, but luckily everyone is still excited about making and seeing the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson continue! Have you been enjoying the most recent season of the series?
From the Press Release:
From Terence Winter, Emmy-winning writer of "The Sopranos" and Academy Award(R)-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.
"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).