Here's an article I saw on Dark Horizons and thought I would pass it on. Well, at least they won't leave us hanging like so many HBO series do.
After a month-long struggle, HBO and "Deadwood" creator-exec producer David Milch have agreed to produce a pair of two-hour specials that will serve as the show's series finale reports Variety.
HBO will have to renegotiate new deals - now for a pair of two-hours as opposed to a full season - with all of the players in the grisly Western. Although no one is locked into continuing with "Deadwood", an HBO rep said the network was confident in reaching all the deals necessary to proceed with the show in its new incarnation.
A shortened season was problematic for Milch because each episode in the first three seasons of "Deadwood" represented a single day, and he could not see how to wrap up the stories in just six days. By instead producing a pair of special event presentations, Milch will be able to write the finale using a different format and space of time.
No decisions had been made about a production start date or a premiere date, but HBO says the series and its fans would get closure. Now if only they'd do something similar for all of us "Carnivale" devotees out there as well.