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HBO Renews Deadwood for a Third Season, with Western Drama to Return for 12 Episodes Next Year

[via press release from HBO]


LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2005 - HBO has renewed the Emmy� and Golden Globe-winning western drama series DEADWOOD for a third season, it was announced today by Carolyn Strauss, president, HBO Entertainment. Created and executive produced by David Milch ("NYPD Blue," "Hill Street Blues"), the show is scheduled to begin production of 12 new episodes later this year, with debut set for 2006 on HBO.

"DEADWOOD is a dazzling and unpredictable show that has connected with both subscribers and critics," noted Strauss. "I'm thrilled that David Milch will bring us more episodes of this intriguing series next year."

Kicking off March 6, the 12-episode second season of DEADWOOD has already sparked critical raves, with the New York Times calling it "absorbing and addictive." New York's Daily News observed, "I fell in love with it...a phenomenal place to visit," and the Washington Post hailed DEADWOOD as "unlike anything else on TV." Giving the series a grade of A-, Entertainment Weekly described it as "one hell of a great gimmick-free Western," while the Boston Globe termed the show "an occasion worth celebrating," and the Chicago Tribune said DEADWOOD was "a classic in the making."

DEADWOOD was nominated for 11 Emmys� last year and won two Emmys� (Directing for a Drama Series - Walter Hill and Sound Editing for a Series). In addition, it received a Golden Globe Award, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (Ian McShane).

DEADWOOD is produced by HBO Entertainment in association with Red Board Productions and Paramount Network Television; created and executive produced by David Milch; executive producer, Gregg Fienberg.

  [march 2005]  


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