“Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter has already figured out the show’s ending.
He doesn’t know when it will be, of course. He hopes for five or six seasons of the HBO Prohibition drama, which returns for its second season in the fall after its first scored 18 Emmy nominations, including for best drama.
Endings are especially important to Winter after his run on “The Sopranos,” which resolved with perhaps the most disputed conclusion in TV history: A dinner out for Tony Soprano and family that ended with an abrupt cut to black.
Winter, thankfully, won’t say anything about how his “Empire” will end – except that it probably won’t be happy for all involved.