The third season of the ground-breaking HBO western series Deadwood kicks off on June 11, 2006 with episode 25 entitled “Tell Your God to be Ready for Blood.” Strange as it may seem, it looks like this third season may be the last.
Though still quite popular, HBO has reportedly told the cast that they can “explore their options,” and basically are free to pursue other projects by not picking up their contract options. It’s suspected that this is due to a money crunch. It’s believed that HBO has put a lot of money into potential new projects and doesn’t have the resources to commit to a new season of Deadwood at this time. If the show does return for a fourth season, it could have some or all new cast members.
Series creator and writer David Milch (who many know from his work on the Stephen Bochco series NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues) is concentrating on another series of his own. It’s a dramatic series entitled John From Cincinnati and is expected to air on HBO as well. In regards to another season of Deadwood, Milch isn’t expecting it. “If I were a betting man, which I am, I would say the odds are against it.”
There is of course plenty of time for a fourth season to be produced and I’ll keep you updated if things change. Stay tuned!
Absolutely LOVE the Deadwood premise, characters,of course the writing and character interatction. WHERE is the next season? Milch started a novel, got people hooked and whimsically decided to drop it, write no more, produce/direct no more? What happens to these people Milch so skillfully created and made real?
I’m just sick over the fact that HBO is not going to bring Deadwood back. What idiot decided that?I understand the actors on the Sopranos have made their money, sonow it’s “to hell with the fans” But to take away deadwood is just stupid!I Love every thing about deadwood! Please keep it going. I’m with the rest of their fan base.if you drop deadwood then I drop HBO!Charlotte dozier.
“Deadwood” is one of the more entertaining and interesting series. I cann’t belive HBO was going to be canceling the series on the third season. It took me out of gard and it made me realy angry as soon as I found out. I love “Deadwood”, I love the characthers, the scenery, the plot, and the actors. I think they are Great! If HBO has been able to afford series such as, “The Sopranos” which still running,”Six Feet Under”which ended after it’s five season , and “Sex and The City” which ended aftter it six season. Why cann’t allow for… Read more »
“deadwood” is a very remarkable and realistic show the characters love their parts and they make the time frame so realalistic. If deadwood wasn’t making any money then HBO wouldn’t had a second let anlone a third season. If deadwood goes then so do we! This time really listen to want the public wants and not what the big wigs want to see! Times change and so goes the public’s view and this time the HBO machine had better listen or begin to look for new jobs!
So WHAT HAPPENED? Why isn’t Mr. Milch going to be allowed to finish his masterpiece, despite the fact that he had storylines enough for a final, fourth season? Many of us fans are so angry and disgusted that we have decided to cancel our HBO subscriptions after the third season. This is what you do when you feel personally betrayed by a long-trusted resource. There are also plans to organize a “National Cancel HBO Day” to be held at the end of Season Three. A little over a week ago, people at the HBO Community Board (http://boards.hbo.com/forum.jspa?forumID=30047&start=0) established a website… Read more »
Fans have set up a “Save Deadwood” site at