It’s real. The VERY long awaited “Deadwood” movie is happening at HBO. Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday, HBO’s programming president Michael Lombardo tells TV Line that it’s definitely happening.
In August last year, HBO confirmed early talks of a film continuation/wrap-up of the cancelled but beloved and highly acclaimed western series. Since then, series creator David Milch has apparently come up with a story that the network was happy enough with that Lombardo personally gave Milch the green light:
“David has our commitment that we are going to do it. He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be – and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.”
The revival comes from a “palpable” sense that Milch “has something left unsaid… I’ve known him for a while and it feels like it’s something he’s not done talking about” according to Lombardo.
So when will also this happen? Milch is currently working on another project: “But the understanding is that when he is done with that he will turn his attention to [writing the] script for the Deadwood film.” What about getting that stellar cast back together?
“I’m going to leave that in David’s hands. He’s confident he will be able to. The cast is unbelievably [tight]. Some casts and creators form a bond that becomes relevant for the rest of their lives. This was a defining moment for a lot of them.”
Practically the entire cast has gone on to great success in film and television including talent such as Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif, John Hawkes, Kim Dickens, Garret Dillahunt, Powers Boothe, Titus Welliver, W. Earl Brown, Anna Gunn, Jim Beaver and Dayton Callie.