Boardwalk Empire, Season 5 – A final farewell to Nucky and Co.

I usually post trailers and news for films on here, but I thought I’d make an exception for the recent trailer for the new season of Boardwalk Empire (2010 – 2014). Partly because I am a massive fan of the show, partly because it is easily one of the best things on TV at the moment. Which is a shame when season 5 is to be its last (and its shortest at only 8 episodes).

This time the action has moved forward to 1931, meaning a big change of pace: this was when the Great Depression had hit and hit hard, and there was also an end in sight for Prohibition. This means previous big players being pushed off their pedestals and even bigger, more opportunistic ones, stepping up, mainly Charlie ‘Lucky’ Luciano (Vincent Piazza), as you can see from the trailer. It also means that this season is likely to be even more explosive than the ones before…which is saying something when each previous season has been fraught with increasing amounts of tension, excitement and more and more main character deaths.

Boardwalk Empire, Season 5 – the final curtain call for Nucky and Co.

It’ll be interesting to see how writer and creator Terence Winter and the programme’s usual writers and directors handle this new era and just where they are going to be taking these brilliant characters, as well as how they will be drawing it to a close (the tagline “No one goes quietly” certainly does add an ominous tone to this final season). So while it’ll be sad to see this excellent show go, I’m still looking forward to the final curtain call with Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) and other fabulous characters such as Nelson Van Alden/George Mueller (Michael Shannon), Eli Thompson (Shea Whigham), Chalky White (Michael K. Williams), Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol), Al Capone (Stephen Graham) and Meyer Lansky (Anatol Yusef) – who will probably have the biggest part to play out of them all (I’m actually hoping there might be a chance of a spin-off or mini-series about Luciano and Lansky, seeing as how they’ve only just begun to forge their Empire…fingers crossed).

Catch Boardwalk Empire while you still can with the new season starting in the US on September 7th 2014 and in the UK on September 13th 2014. If you’ve never seen it before though, catch up on the previous 4 seasons and see just why it is one of the best shows on TV.

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~ by square-eyed-geek on August 21, 2014.

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