Terence Winter has teased the ending of Boardwalk Empire.
Speaking to Variety ahead of the period drama’s seventh and final season, the executive producer confirmed that he knows exactly how the series ends, and that it’s the end point he had in mind for Nucky from the outset.
He also suggested that Nucky’s final act wont be a happy one:
“This year, Nucky witnesses what he has wrought because of his lifestyle. I always wanted to explore the effects of what Nucky did for a living. I had an end point for him from the beginning. Now, I know in specific detail how it exactly happens. He sees the chickens come home to roost.”
Winter further reveals that some of the cast asked to be killed off, but naturally doesn’t say who or whether their requests were honored:
“A few actors have actually requested that we kill their characters. I can’t say who; I can’t say whether we did. People want to go out with a bang. They’re like, ‘Can you give me a really horrific, bloody death?’ It’s like, yeah, why not? You want to go out in a blaze of glory.”