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"Boardwalk Empire" picked up for fifth season

Melissa Hayer Modified: September 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm •  Published: September 26, 2013
BOARDWALK EMPIRE: Steve Buscemi. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO
BOARDWALK EMPIRE: Steve Buscemi. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO
Paul Sparks in "Boardwalk Empire." - HBO Photo
Paul Sparks in "Boardwalk Empire." - HBO Photo

HBO announced in a news release today it has renewed “Boardwalk Empire” for a fifth season.

The drama, from Terence Winter, Emmy-winning writer of “The Sopranos” and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, has a cast that includes Oklahoma native Paul Sparks, Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Jack Huston and Shea Whigham.

“Boardwalk Empire,” set in the 1920s during Prohibition and centering on the life and times of Atlantic City gangster Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Buscemi), began its fourth season Sept. 8 and airs at 8 p.m. Sundays on HBO.

LOOK FOR MY FEATURE STORY ON PAUL SPARKS IN THE OKLAHOMAN’S WEEKEND LIFE SECTION TOMORROW (SEPT. 27) AND AT WWW.NEWSOK.COM.

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