A new f’n blogging.la advertiser, Save Deadwood! is arranging a posse to rescue the TV show from impending gallows.
HBO has so far failed to exercise its options on the cast’s contracts for a fourth season of “Deadwood”. The drop dead date to do so is June 11, 2006, which is also the date on which Season Three premieres… The only chance to change this is to contact the cable companies and HBO directly and make your feelings known. Be Polite! However, if you sincerely intend to cancel HBO because of this decision, do not hesitate to make that clear.
I know enough f’n friends who cancelled f’n HBO after the end of Six Feet Under. The only reason I’ve kept it is for the long delayed start of Deadwood’s third season… alas, I’ll have no need for HBO (sorry, Bill Maher). And Los Angeles residents should be just as concerned. Besides being one of the greatest shows ever made, Deadwood is also shot in the Los Angeles County incorporated city of Santa Clarita – in short, it employs local labor that is getting desperate for work as other productions have elected to go out of state.
In addition to the f’n letter writing campaign, Save Deadwood! is also soliciting donations to post an open letter to the f’n HBO executives in both the Los Angeles and New York editions of Daily Variety.