After the incredible HBO western series Deadwood was canceled in 2006, there was some talk of making a movie. That discussion eventually faded into obscurity, and I gave up on that dream a long time ago. But now there is a new spark of hope that it could happen!
Garret Dillahunt, the actor who played Jack McCall and Francis Wolcott in the series, started all of the Deadwood movie talk with a couple of tweets in which he claimed to hear from "credible sources" that HBO might go back to the Old West and finish the story they started.
Here are the two main tweets that he sent out.
After the tweets hit the internet, THR got a statement from HBO saying, "In reference to Garret Dillahunt’s tweet regarding the rumored Deadwood movie, there have only been very preliminary conversations."
Preliminary conversations are better than no conversations! That means something is actually brewing, and that there really is a chance we could see a Deadwood movie. The project obviously would be a long way out, but it would be so great if it actually happened.
This was one of my favorite shows on TV at the time, and I was sad to see it get prematurely cancelled. The series was created by David Milch and it ran for three seasons, from 2004 to 2006. It starred Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane, and the story was set in the late late 1800s. It revolved around the people of Deadwood, South Dakota, a town of deep corruption and crime.