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PlayStation Users Get Free Access to Premiere Episode of Final 'Boardwalk Empire' Season

8 Sep, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Sony video game console users can stream Sept. 9-15 without HBO subscription

HBO Sept. 8 announced Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users will have free streaming access to the first episode of the final season of award-winning gangster series “Boardwalk Empire” beginning Sept. 9.

The episode will remain open to both HBO and non-HBO subscribers through Sept. 15. “Boardwalk Empire” season five, which launched Sept. 7, airs Sundays on HBO. All episodes from previous seasons are currently available on HBO Go, which requires an HBO subscription.

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season was released on DVD Aug. 19 for $59.99 from HBO Home Entertainment.

The fifth season, which stars Steve Buscemi as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the leader of Atlantic City during the 1920s, takes place during the depths of the Depression in 1931. Nucky recalls his Atlantic City roots and plots a post-Prohibition future.

The series, which has won 51 industry awards and garnered 128 nominations since its 2010 debut, also stars Kelly Macdonald as Margaret, Nucky’s estranged wife; Michael Shannon as former Federal Agent Nelson Van Alden, caught up in gangland conflicts; Shea Whigham as Nucky’s brother Eli, who went underground after killing a federal agent; Stephen Graham as gangster Al Capone; Vincent Piazza as gangster Lucky Luciano; Paul Sparks as gangster Mickey Doyle; Michael Kenneth Williams as Nucky’s former ally Chalky White; Gretchen Mol as Gillian, now battling her demons; and Jeffrey Wright as Valentin Narcisse, Chalky’s nemesis.

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