HBO Renews Boardwalk Empire

Poster for Boardwalk Empire Season 3Can I be brutally honest? It seems season three of Boardwalk Empire has lost its way. It can still shake things up and get back on track, but there’s too much time spent worrying about a hospital wing and not enough with the gangsters. The more interesting characters seemed to be pushed aside to further explore the dysfunctional relationship between Nucky (played by Steve Buscemi) and Margaret Thompson (Kelly Macdonald). I’m still holding out hope the series will right itself, and I’m probably in the minority in my belief that it’s floundering a bit. Obviously HBO doesn’t feel the same way as they’ve just renewed the critically acclaimed series for season four.
The network just officially announced the renewal, with HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo stating: “Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show thatnever fails to surprise and entertain. We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season.”
Season two averaged 8.6 million viewers per episode, with season three picking up 7.2 million viewers for episode one.
The Plot:
From Terence Winter, Emmy®-winning writer of The Sopranos, and Academy Award®-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.
Source: HBO
Posted by Rebecca Murray