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Featuring an ominous message that “all empires must fall,” HBO presents a teaser trailer for the final season of Boardwalk Empire. According to Michael K. Williams who plays Chalky White, the conclusion will take place seven years after the season 4 finale – placing the show in 1931 and in the heart of America’s “The Great Depression.” While such a jump could potentially eliminate some significant plotlines we assumed the creators were building towards (Capone in Chicago specifically), prohibition continued through 1933 so the bootlegging industry should still be in play for Nucky Thompson and his cohorts.

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