Earlier this year HBO finally confirmed that its beloved and prematurely cancelled western drama series “Deadwood” would get a telemovie revival that would close off the storylines a decade after the show wrapped.
Series creator and executive producer David Milch was given the green light to get to work on the project, but nearly a year later there hasn’t been any further word as to how it is progressing. The show’s key star Ian McShane spoke about the show this week and tells The Nerdist that HBO needs to move quickly as he and the rest of his cast may not be available if development is dragged out:
“There’s talk about it now, them writing a script. But I’ll believe it when I’m on the street in my muddy boots…Now would seem a perfect time, it’s ten years since they elbowed it. It’s perfect time. Tim’s got a huge following from the show he did, Justified. All the other people are free, none of us will be free for much longer.”
The ensemble cast included Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif, W. Earl Brown, John Hawkes, Paula Malcomson, Dayton Callie, Leon Rippy, William Sanderson, Jim Beaver, Robin Weigert, Sean Bridgers, Kim Dickens, Titus Welliver, Powers Boothe and Anna Gunn.