Say It Ain’t So, HBO: 8 Series Coming, Going on Cable Heavyweight
Known for popular hits such as Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, HBO is well-versed in making a successful TV show. Many of its shows manage to hang on for multiple seasons, and the premieres of new ones are always something to look forward to. Luckily, HBO is releasing a few new TV shows for us to get hooked on this year. But, of course, for every new TV show, there is a different show reaching its end. Here’s a look at some of the new HBO shows entering the lineup, as well as a few shows that are on their way out.
Out with the old
1. Boardwalk Empire
This show’s final season will be its fifth, which is set to run this fall. Despite the cancellation, Boardwalk has done quite well for itself. In fact, the show received five Emmy Awards last September, writes HBO Watch. Boardwalk Empire is set in the 1920s during Prohibition when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the U.S., and follows the life of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the undisputed leader of Atlantic City, according to HBO Watch. Thompson is a political fixer and backroom dealer who is half politician and half gangster. He’s managed to set himself up as the man people come to see for any illegal alcohol. While the show has done quite well, it never rose to the same status as some of HBO’s other hits, such as The Sopranos.
“HBO is touting the end date as if it was dictated by showrunner Terence Winter, and while that absolutely may be true, it’s difficult not to assume that HBO might be a little disappointed that Boardwalk didn’t grow into the post-Sopranos super-show the network hoped it would when it launched back in 2010,” per TV.