HBO Officially Greenlights David Milch's DEADWOOD Movie!
There's been talk of a Deadwood movie for years and recently it seemed like things were really getting close to actually happening. The main concern has been getting the whole cast back together since everyone has been so busy with other projects. Well, I've got some great news for all of you Deadwood fans! HBO has officially greenlit the film and it's actually going to get made!
HBO Programming president Casey Bloys made the announcement at the TCA summer press tour, saying:
"All of these people worked hard to get this together. It’s been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members’ schedules together but we are there. It is greenlit.
Bloys also said the movie is currently scheduled to begin shooting in October for a spring 2019 air date. When previously talking about the script that series creator David Milch wrote for the movie, Bloys said:
"I wanted a script that would stand on its own … I’m happy to say that David totally delivered on that. It’s a terrific script."
The story was set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota as the community and town was growing. The series focused on the rivalry between Sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and the villainous pimp Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) and also starred Molly Parker, Brad Dourif and John Hawkes.
I'm pretty excited about this! I loved the Deadwood series and now it's finally going to get the conclusion that the fans have all been waiting for!