The time has come! The fifth and final Season of HBOs thrilling Boardwalk Empire beings in just a week! And the story races ahead 7 years from where it left off at the end of Season 4 to 1931. This takes us out of the comfy roaring 20s and straight into the grit and grime of the Great Depression. Things are going to get messy.
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Centered around the County Treasurer, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the action kicks off during the height of Prohibition and Nucky struggles to maintain his authority. “I don’t know if he’s a good guy. He’s a politician,” Steve Buscemi told The Guardian. “I think he’s smart, a smart businessman, and if he can avoid violence that’s his first choice. Physically I’m very different from the real guy, he was, I think, over 6ft tall and 250lb. So really I wasn’t channelling anybody. The script gets my creative juices flowing. But this is a role – because there are so many levels to this guy – that every actor dreams of. This is up there with any of the best roles I’ve played.”
The fifth and final season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire premieres Sunday, September 7 at 9pm on HBO and on Sky Atlantic in the UK on September 13.
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