The fifth and final season of HBO’s drama series Boardwalk Empire will receive its UK premiere on Sky Atlantic on Saturday September 13th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Boardwalk Empire was created by Terence Winter and follows the exploits of Nucky Thompson and his criminal enterprise in Atlantic City during the period of prohibition. The drama series stars Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Jack Huston, Stephen Graham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Vincent Piazza, Paul Sparks, Michael Kenneth Williams and Gretchen Mol.
The show’s 8 episode final season is set in 1931 and picks up as the country struggles to cope with the Great Depression and the looming end of Prohibition. Nucky Thompson looks to legitimize himself through alliances with liquor producers, while rivals Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky seek to consolidate their power in the wake of Arnold Rothstein’s death and eliminate all competition – by any means necessary.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.