HBO Films has announced the official start of production in Los Angeles on the “Deadwood” telemovie which continues the story begun in David Milch’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning HBO series which ran from 2004-2006.
In the Deadwood film, the characters of the series are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.
Confirmed returning cast members are: Ian McShane (Al Swearengen), Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock), Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst).
The film will also feature a new cast member – Jade Pettyjohn (Caroline). The project was written by Milch and is directed by Daniel Minahan. David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Daniel Minahan, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Ian McShane, and Timothy Olyphant all executive produce.