HBO used their TCA panel today to announce that the fifth season of "Boardwalk Empire" will be the show’s last.
Showrunner Terence Winter said in a statement: "We're thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion."
This is in contrast with comments from Winter late last year where Indiewire asked him of any plans for an end date an in their words "he didn't have an answer because it seemed far off."
The final season is slated to premiere this Fall.