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Damages: Details on DirecTV Deal; Will Season Five Be the End?

DamagesLast week, we reported that Damages had been saved from cancellation via a new deal with DirecTV. The satellite TV provider has ordered seasons four and five of the Glenn Close drama totaling 20 episodes.

The unfortunate reality for many fans is that it’s an exclusive deal so most will have to wait until the Damages episodes are released on DVD before they can see them.

Michael Ausiello of EW recently spoke to executive producers Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler, and Todd A. Kessler to get some more details on the new arrangement.

In the interview, Zelman said that their budget would essentially be the same as it had been on FX and pointed to the show’s affluent audience as being the reason.

Should Damages end with season five?

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For now, Close and Rose Byrne are the only two that are returning. Zelman pointed out that they’ve been creative in their ways of bringing people back and they haven’t ruled out Zeljko Ivanek, Tate Donovan, or Ted Danson making return visits “in some form.”

As far as season five being the end, Zelman said, “We have an idea in our head of the evolution of Ellen and Patty that takes us through five seasons. And really that’s all we’re focused on right now. There’s time to work that out and consider where it might go in a [possible] sixth.”

Production on the next round of episodes is scheduled to begin in January 2011.

What do you think? Could Damages realistically last for six seasons or should five seasons be the end?

 

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