Michael Lombardo, the president of programming at the network, said "Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show thatnever fails to surprise and entertain. We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season."
"Boardwalk Empire" is certainly well-pedigreed -- Winter was a writer on "The Sopranos," Scorsese directed the pilot, and the cast includes not only Steve Buscemi in a redefining role but Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Kenneth Williams and more. Set in 1920s Atlantic City, the show follows Thompson (Buscemi) as he expands a bootlegging business booming thanks to Prohibition. According to HBO, last season the series averaged 8.6 million viewers an episode.