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HBO drama 'Boardwalk Empire' to end run after five seasons

Boardwalk Empire series on HBO.
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Boardwalk Empire series on HBO.

U.S. Prohibition-era television drama "Boardwalk Empire" will conclude after its fifth season, which is slated to air later this year, HBO said on Thursday.

"Boardwalk Empire," a mob crime drama, stars Steve Buscemi as crooked Atlantic City, N.J., treasurer Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, based on Enoch L. Johnson, a corrupt and powerful political boss of the 1920s Prohibition era.

The fifth season is scheduled to premiere in the fall.

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The drama was created by "The Sopranos" writer and executive producer Terence Winter. Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese won an Emmy for his direction of the series' big-budget pilot that premiered in September 2010.

The series has won 17 Emmy awards since its debut, including Bobby Cannavale as best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as gangster Gyp Rosetti.

Premium cable network HBO is owned by Time Warner.

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By Reuters

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