Overview

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure.

Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

  1. Terence Winter

    Creator

Top Billed Cast

  1. Steve Buscemi

    Steve Buscemi

    Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson

  2. Stephen Graham

    Stephen Graham

    Al Capone

  3. Vincent Piazza

    Vincent Piazza

    Lucky Luciano

  4. Kelly Macdonald

    Kelly Macdonald

    Margaret Schroeder

  5. Michael Shannon

    Michael Shannon

    Nelson Van Alden

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Last Season

Boardwalk Empire

Season 5

2014 | 8 Episodes

The initial premise of Boardwalk Empire was about the beginning of prohibition as seen through the eyes of Nucky Thompson. Season five, the final season, is about the end of Prohibition and it's about bringing Nucky's storyline full-circle. The final season of Boardwalk Empire is set in 1931. Needless to say, a few things have changed in Atlantic City.

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Certification

  • TV-MA

    Meaning

    This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m

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