Like The Wire before it, another critically acclaimed HBO crime saga series has deemed five to be the magic number.
All good things must come to an end and Boardwalk Empire will meet its conclusion in 2014.
The cable network powerhouse recently told the Television Critics Association that audiences will see the last of the Prohibition-era show which follows Steve Buscemi's character Nucky Thompson as he yearns to control Atlantic City at any cost.
"It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers," said programming president Michael Lombardo. "Terry Winter has created one for the ages."
"We're thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire," said Winter. "After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we've decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion."
Since its premiere in 2010, the show has become a fan favorite with immense credibility out of the gate as Martin Scorsese and Mark Wahlberg both serve as executive producers for the show.
It also has score numerous nominations and accolades including Emmy, Writers Guild of America and Directors Guild of America Awards.
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