James Hibberd
October 02, 2012 AT 05:08 PM EDT

No surprise here: HBO is bringing back Boardwalk Empire for a fourth season.

The network announced the show will continue Nucky Thompson’s story in 2013.

Last Sunday’s episode was seen by 2.6 million viewers for its debut airing, though HBO points out the recent third season premiere is up to 7.2 million viewers when all forms of viewing is taken into account. Boardwalk recently received four Emmy awards, though lost the big drama category to Showtime’s Homeland.

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