Story by the Associated Press; Curated by Oliver Darcy.

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — HBO says its drama “Boardwalk Empire” will end after a fifth season this fall.

The series stars Steve Buscemi (boo-SHEM’-ee) as “Nucky” Thompson, the backroom dealer of Prohibition-era Atlantic City. The show won five Emmy awards in September.

Major HBO Show Ending This Fall

General view of atmosphere during HBO Boardwalk Empire Fashion Fete with June Ambrose at Houston Hall on September 4, 2013 in New York City. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Creator Terry Winter said Thursday that the decision to end things came after a great deal of discussion with HBO and his creative team. He says he looks forward to bringing the series to a powerful and exciting conclusion.