Boardwalk Empire season 5 will start on 13 September on Sky Atlantic

The fifth and final season of HBO’s Prohibition-era gangster drama will start on Sky Atlantic next month, and Nucky Thompson's looking to go legit. You’ll be able to watch the first four seasons on demand to whet your appetite beforehand.

Boardwalk Empire is back - but not for long. The fifth and final season of the series will be shown exclusively on Sky Atlantic, starting at 9pm on 13 September, 2014.

Set in 1931 Atlantic City, season 5 sees part-gangster, part-politician Nucky Thompson, played by Steve Buscemi, looking to go straight with the end of Prohibition nigh, by forging links with liquor companies.

Meanwhile, his rivals Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky look to cement their clout following Jewish underworld big wig Arnold Rothstein's death by wiping out the competition - however they can.

The first episode sees Nucky reminiscing about when, as a boy growing up in 1884 Atlantic City, he was noticed by the commodore. Back in 1931, he joins speakeasy owner Sally Wheet - played by Patricia Arquette - in Cuba with the aim of establishing a relationship with rum company Bacardi.

Season 5 will introduce Jim True-Frost, best known for being in The Wire, as Prohibition agent Eliot Ness, Giampiero Judica as 'boss of bosses' Salvatore Maranzano and Louis Cancelmi as fictional Al Capone enforcer Mike D'Angelo.

If you've not seen Boardwalk Empire before, or you're a big fan and want to whet your appetite before the new season premieres, you'll be able to watch seasons 1-4 on Sky On Demand from 1 September.

If you want to watch Boardwalk Empire season 5, you've got three options. The first is Sky TV, which is the only TV package that includes Sky Atlantic - you'll need to connect you Sky box to your broadband to get Sky On Demand.

The second is NOW TV. With a £4.99 Entertainment Pass you can watch Sky Atlantic and TV box sets on demand on your laptop - or on your TV if you get a NOW TV Box too - for a month.

The third is a Sky Go Monthly Ticket, which for £15 will get you Sky Atlantic, as well as a bunch of other channels and on-demand gubbins, online for a month.

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