HBO Comments On “Deadwood” Film Claims

Social media comments earlier today led to some excitement regarding the potential return of one of HBO’s most iconic series – the western drama “Deadwood”.

Actor Garret Dillahunt, who played Jack McCall in the show’s first season and Francis Wolcott in the second, sent out some tweets suggesting the long in the works but unlikely film continuation of the series had suddenly seen some movement after years of essentially nothing.

That wasn’t all though. TV Line added that HBO is in negotiations with David Milch for a movie that will wrap up the story line. The report didn’t say if the film would be a telemovie or a full on theatrical release.

HBO has now responded to Dillahunt’s tweets, telling THR: “In reference to Garret Dillahunt’s tweet regarding the rumored Deadwood movie, there have only been very preliminary conversations.”

Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, John Hawkes, Molly Parker, Kim Dickens, Powers Boothe and Brad Dourif starred in the David Milch-created series which ran from 2004 to 2006 and was abruptly cancelled. HBO previously announced two “Deadwood” movies when it officially cancelled the show, but they never came to fruition.