The long awaited Deadwood reunion is moving forward at HBO and series creator David Milch has been given the green light to write the script …
When the subject of shows cancelled far too early a few series come to mind, but one of the most beloved of all time was HBO’s cult Western classic Deadwood.
Talks of a Deadwood reunion series or possibly a movie to wrap up the show have been talked about for years and now it appears that it will finally happen!
HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo said on Thursday that he’s told Deadwood creator David Milch to begin working on a script for the movie and while he does have another project currently planned, as soon as that one is finished, he will turn his full attention to the reunion film that will wrap up the series that ended in 2006.
“David has our commitment that we are going to do it,” Lombardo said. “He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.
“I’ve known (David Milch) for a while and it feels like it’s something he’s not done talking about.”
While there was talk of a Deadwood limited series, it seems like HBO has turned its attention to a Deadwood film instead. Part of the reason could be getting the cast back together for a two-hour feature versus six or seven hours of a show, which would obviously take more time and commitments from an incredibly diverse group of actors and actresses who have all gone on to have a lot of success since the show ended.
The cast included Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens, and Anna Gunn and dozens of other notable names.
There’s no time line on when the Deadwood movie could potentially come together but it looks like HBO is committed to making it happen and that’s good news no matter how you cut it!
H/T: TV Line