Deadwood

 

Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, John Hawkes, Robin Weigert, Brad Dourif, William Sanderson, Powers Boothe, Jeffrey Jones,

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  • Air Dates: March 2004 - August 2006

Premise:

In an age of plunder and greed, the richest gold strike in American History draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything -- and everyone -- has a price. Welcome to Deadwood...a hell of a place to make your fortune.

The story begins two weeks after Custer's defeat at Little Big Horn, combining fictional and real-life characters and events in an epic morality tale. Located in the Black Hills Indian Cession, the "town" of Deadwood is an illegal settlement, a violent and uncivilized outpost that attracts a colorful array of characters looking to get rich -- from outlaws and entrepreneurs to ex-soldiers and racketeers, Chinese laborers, prostitutes, city dudes and gunfighters.

The spring of 1877 brings major changes to the teeming outlaw camp of Deadwood, as civilization makes its way to town. New arrivals will usher in an era of power struggles with the camp founders-and power struggles in Deadwood have a way of turning violent