"Boardwalk Empire" gets a fourth season

Kelly Macdonald and Steve Buscemi are seen in first episode of the third season of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."

"Boardwalk Empire" will be back. HBO announced Tuesday that it will renew the series for a fourth season.

"Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show that never fails to surprise and entertain," said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season."

With a solid start in the ratings department, HBO has decided to bring back Terence Winter's Prohibition-era drama for 2013. The Emmy award-winning series has raked in 7.2 million gross viewers since its season debut last month.