First Look at the Final 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Poster

·Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

There will be blood.

Yahoo TV has the first look at the poster for the final season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and it ominously portends a violent end for some of the players — possibly Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) himself.

Below the season's tagline, "No One Goes Quietly," Nucky narrows his eyes at us, with blood spattered over his cheek. Is it his blood? Is it someone else's?

In our second-by-second analysis of the latest teaser, everybody looks grim as the Grim Reaper possibly comes for them. The show jumps forward seven years, so the Depression has set in. And though Nucky and his fellow gangsters don't know it, Prohibition will soon come to an end.

As Nucky says in the first teaser, "The trick's to stay alive long enough to cash out."

Cross those fingers, Nucky.

The final season of Boardwalk Empire starts Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. on HBO.