Deadwood creator David Milch is hoping to raise enough money to continue his critically praised HBO western. In an interview with today's (Tuesday) Philadelphia Inquirer, Milch said, "I'm doing what I can. ... Any financial participation could take the pressure off. HBO hasn't said no. ... If I were a gambling guy, which I am, I'd say odds are less than even money." Milch acknowledged that the show never became "the next big thing" for HBO as it had hoped. "They need a number of eyes we weren't providing them" in order to justify a budget of some $5 million per episode, he noted.