Boardwalk Empire’s Upcoming Big Twist

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20:  Actor Michael Kenneth Williams attends An Evening Celebration: New Cinema from Haiti presented by Cine Institute and L'alliance Francaise at FIAF Gallery at the Florence Gould Hall on February 20, 2014 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Boardwalk Empire returns for its fifth and final season this fall, and when it does, big changes are afoot. Really big ones, in fact. "The storyline has jumped seven years," Michael K. Williams tells Den of Geek. "The Depression has set in. The days of the shiny shoes and fancy suits are long gone." Yep, it looks like the new season will be set in 1931, and Williams's character Chalky is just as down and out as everyone else. "It ended very badly for Chalky last year. His family life is no more, and he is desperately seeking [Jeffrey Wright's] Dr. Narcisse to settle old scores," Williams says. Ominous! Depression-era ominous.