Deadwood fans get excited because American Gods actor Ian McShane says a movie based on the popular HBO series is that much closer to becoming a reality. In a recent interview with Variety, McShane gave an update on the status of the project:
“There are signs that HBO are quite keen to make it. They’ve got the script. It’s when they’ll make an offer and when we can fit it in. We probably won’t start ‘American Gods’ until probably the end of the year or early next year, so there’s a window when we can do ‘Deadwood,’ but they need to get everybody together. I mean all the characters that David [Milch] wants to put in the show. I’m probably going to have breakfast with him later this week. But no, they’re keen to do it, and I’m sure it would seem not only artistically a perfect time to do it but also commercially because there’s always been a revised interested in ‘Deadwood’. It went off the air far too soon for all the reasons you say, but that’s a long time ago. It seems like a two hour film would be a nice thing for all the people that want to see it and all of us who were deprived of the gig too early.”
After the show was canceled at the conclusion of the third season, David Milch's original plan was to make two Deadwood movies to create a proper ending for the show. After all these years David Milch might finally be able to give fans closure to the story he set out to tell.
What do you think? Has it been too long since the show ended to pick up where it left off? Or would you like to see more?