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Boardwalk Empire's Final Season Premiere Date Revealed—Plus, Michael Pitt Wants Nucky "Assassinated"

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The prohibition is ending soon. 

The fifth and final season of Boardwalk Empire is set to kick off on Sunday, Sept. 7, HBO announced on Thursday. The network's prohibition-era drama's final run will consist of eight episodes and will jump ahead to 1931 and find the characters in the midst of the Great Depression. 

And speaking of depression (See what we did there?), after two seasons, we're still not over the death of Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt), at the hands of Atlantic City's lead gangster, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), his former mentor.

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And the NYC junket for his new film, I Origins, Michael Pitt dished on how he'd like to see the series come to an end. One word: revenge!

"I think my son should assassinate Nucky Thompson," Pitt said. "My son is about 11 now. Yeah, he needs assassinate Nucky." 

Looking back on his time on the series, Pitt singled out a scene he shared with Aleksa Palladino, who played his wife, Angela, as his favorite.

"It was a scene where they were meeting after a long time," he explained. "It was a husband and a wife and she slaps him ii the face and then we just start making out." 

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And while he's been off the Boardwalk for several seasons now, the actor said he still keeps in touch with his former cast members.

"Yeah, I just can't get them out of my house, they won't leave me alone, " he joked. "They are like,'The show isn't the same without you!' I am like, 'You guys, I need to find a f--king job, can you get out of here?!'" 

Boardwalk Empire's final season begins Sept. 7 on HBO.

—Reporting by Jennifer Cooper

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