Boardwalk Empire Renewed for Season 4; Gets ‘Sesame Street’ Parody

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Boardwalk Empire renewed for Season 4 Boardwalk Empire Renewed for Season 4; Gets Sesame Street Parody

After its season 3 premiere drew in over 7.2 million viewers, HBO has decided to stay loyal to its prohibition-era mob drama Boardwalk Empire by renewing the Emmy Award-winning series for season 4 – only a few weeks into season 3.

The brainchild of Sopranos writer Terence Winter, Boardwalk Empire stars Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs) as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (based on historical racketeer Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to fame by seizing control of Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the 1920s and 1930s during the Prohibition-era – via murder, bootlegging and gambling. Eventually Nucky’s guise as a political figure begins to weaken, with his lavish lifestyle and illegal activities catching the eye of the federal government.

Boardwalk Empire as Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire Renewed for Season 4; Gets Sesame Street ParodySteve Buscemi as the infamous Enoch “Nucky” Thompson

Along with Winter, singer-turned-film star Mark Wahlberg and directorial legend Martin Scorsese serve as executive producers on Boardwalk Empire – with Scorsese directing the pilot episode. Boardwalk Empire marked the first time Scorsese directed an episode of a television series since an episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories in 1986.

Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, had this to say on the show’s renewal, via a statement released today:

“Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show that never fails to surprise and entertain. We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season.”

At this year’s  Emmy Awards, Boardwalk Empire took home four of the coveted awards in the categories of Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten); Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series ( a tie with Game of Thrones); Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series; and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.

Boardwalk Empire has also recently received another type of honor by being hilariously parodied on the PBS long-running children’s show Sesame Street: ‘Birdwalk Empire’ follows the fowl (get it?) misadventures of Nucky Ducky and  his rival, Clucky Luciano.

Check out Sesame Street’s entertaining Boardwalk Empire parody ‘Birdwalk Empire’ below:


Boardwalk Empire airs Sunday’s @ 9/8c on HBO.

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  1. What was the actual ending date of season 3 and the beginning date of 4, please?

    • when will season4 of boardwalk empire start? thanks

  2. Great series showing the corruption prevalent in the proabition days fostered by our government trying to run everyone’s lives.

  3. “Boardwalk Empire” ended with Season 2. It has been just nothing but a useless embarrassment since. W/O Jimmy Darmody, there is no show. People are still watching something, but it isn’t BW anymore. It ended very very well with the death of Darmody and Margaret signing over the land fortune to the Church. Nothing more need be said, yet much has… Season 3 and on are just a ridiculous and un-necessary footnote, tedious also, lacking real dramatic tension and needlessly and pointlessly violent.

    • What a great fukin series. I love it and can’t wait for season four. Hey anybody realize that kelly Macdonald was also the sexy 16yr old in transpotting. Funny huh? Nice titties!

    • I totally agree…

  4. Mike Kunte you need to stop crying son. Season 3 was by far the best boardwalk empire season its had yet. Stop being an idolizer and move on.

    • I agree! Season 3 was tense and entertaining. Unless, Mike here had a thing for Jimmy D., I don’t see why the Season had to end with JD’s death.

  5. I agree with Mike Hunte I had to say

  6. Mike hunte .. Man are you way of2f on this one .. I am alot more interested in the sstorylines of the characters based on real gangsters .. Not the made. Up jimmy Carmody .. The end of season two was classic but lleft much unanswered.. Season three was incredible .. I tthought how can they continue without darmody.. But you must not realize the show was never about darmody .. He was destined to die since the firs
    t episode of the series.. He was a nobody .. And they replaced him well with stories involvin. Owen an. Gyp.. I don’t see how the violence is pointless man di. You even pay attentio. Or u to mad
    about u. boy toy Jim lol