Deadwood movie officially greenlit, will start production in October
Straight from the TCA conference in Los Angeles, HBO president Casey Bloys has announced that the long spoken about Deadwood movie is officially happening. The subject of rumors for many years, the continuation of the previously cancelled TV series will go into production later this year, eyeing an October start.
Bloys wouldn’t commit to an official premiere date for the feature film either, but said the earliest it could debut on the premium cable network was in the spring of 2019.
It’s been reported previously that series creator David Milch has written the script for the film, which will serve as a coda to tie up loose ends left by the series, which was cancelled after three seasons.
The HBO drama ran from 2004-2006 and was a hit with fans, many of whom have since been asking for more. A Deadwood movie was suggested, although it’s been more than a decade since the series ended.
Once the cable network cancelled the show after a mere three 12-episode seasons, Milch’s original plan was to make two Deadwood movies and create a proper ending for the rivalry between Sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and foul-mouthed pimp Al Swearengen (Ian McShane). The cast for Deadwood also included the likes of Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens, Dora DuFran, Brad Dourif, Anna Gunn, John Hawkes and Jeffrey Jones.