Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure.Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.Boardwalk Empire featuring Steve Buscemi and Stephen Graham has one or more episodes streaming on HBO, streaming with subscription on Prime Video, available for purchase on iTunes, and 5 others. It's a crime and drama show with 56 episodes over 5 seasons. Boardwalk Empire is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 92% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.6 (155,820 votes).