The 80-second trailer gives Boardwalk Empire fans a glimpse at what they can expect in the show’s fifth and final season. It flashes that the series will jump ahead to 1931, and there are a few glimpses at a young Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi).
The trailer shows Nucky making a promise to some people over the phone that he “will not rest” until they are in their graves, and Nelson Van Alden (Michael Shannon) appears on a “Most Wanted” flyer. There are also some shots of the Capone brothers (Stephen Graham and Domenick Lombardozzi) and plenty of gunfight set to The Killers’ “Tranquilize.”
The announcement that this would be Boardwalk Empire’s last season came in January. A previous report from The Inquisitr states that series creator Terence Winter said the decision came after a discussion with his crew and with the people at HBO.
“We’ve decided to wrap the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion,” Winter said.
HBO president Michael Lombardo mentioned that it was “an incredible honor” to have a show like Boardwalk Empire on the premium channel.
“Terry Winter has created one for the ages,” Lombardo added.
With the final season of Boardwalk Empire approaching, there were actually a few actors who “requested” their characters be killed, Winter told Variety. Of course, he won’t say whom will meet their maker in the last season.
“I can’t say who; I can’t say whether we did,” he said. “People want to go out with a bang. They’re like, ‘Can you give me a really horrific, bloody death?’ It’s like, yeah, why not? You want to go out in a blaze of glory.”
What is known about the last season of Boardwalk Empire is that it will take place during The Great Depression, and Winter mentioned: “Nucky witnesses what he has wrought because of his lifestyle.”
“I always wanted to explore the effects of what Nucky did for a living,” Winter added. “I had an end point for him from the beginning. Now, I know in specific detail how it exactly happens. He sees the chickens come home to roost.”
Another thing that will happen is a recreation of the trial of Al Capone. New York Daily News snapped a few photos of the Boardwalk Empire crew filming that scene.
It sounds like Winter is promising that Boardwalk Empire will have a great ending, since he noted that it is something that “resonates” with the viewers.
“It’s something so powerful that you sit with friends and talk about what it might mean, the deeper implications,” he added.
How do you think Boardwalk Empire will end?
Boardwalk Empire returns to HBO for its fifth and final season September 7 at 9 p.m.
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