HBO Sets ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Season 4 Premiere, Final ‘Eastbound & Down’ Episodes
As HBO prepares for the event of the year in next Sunday’s ‘Game of Thrones‘ finale, the premium cable network has mapped out the rest of its major tentpoles as well. The fourth season of ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ will debut mid-September, while Danny McBride fan-favorite ‘Eastbound & Down‘ will return for its final eight episodes a few weeks later. HBO also announce a premiere for Stephen Merchant’s ‘Hello Ladies,’ but when can viewers get in on the action?
For those eager to revisit Nucky Thompson’s world and check out the myriad guest stars, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ will officially uncork its fourth season premiere on Sunday, September 8. HBO also confirmed today that the critically adored baseball comedy ‘Eastbound & Down’ would return for the final eight episodes of the series on September 29, joined by Stephen Merchant’s new LA-based series ‘Hello Ladies.’
The fourth and final outing for Kenny Powers picks up the action several years later and finds Kenny living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina, having faked his death to get out of the major leagues once more.
The new season for Steve Buscemi’s Prohibition gangster Nucky Thompson includes Patricia Arquette as a Tampa speakeasy owner, ‘The Killing‘ star Eric Ladin as a young J. Edgar Hoover, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ star Jeffrey Wright as an educated Harlem leader, ‘True Blood‘ star Brian Geraghty, Ron Livingston in a new regular role, and HBO vet Domenick Lombardozzi as Chicago mobster Ralph Capone, elder brother to Al Capone (Stephen Graham).
Well, what say you? Are you excited for ‘Boardwalk Empire’s newest run, or disappointed ‘Eastbound & Down’ will come to a close? And what of dear Stephen Merchant?