Deadwood is FINALLY getting a movie on HBO
In some truly f**kin' fantastic news for Deadwood fans, the long-awaited movie is finally happening!
HBO gave the project a greenlight at the TCA press tour on Wednesday (July 25), three long years after it was first reported that HBO was in talks with series creator David Milch to revive the Western drama for a TV film.
"All of these people worked hard to get this together," HBO programing president Casey Bloys told the press. "It's been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members' schedules together, but we are there. It is greenlit."
The current plans are for production to begin in October - as series star Ian McShane recently predicted - with an eye for the movie to air next spring. Bloys cautioned those dates aren't "set it stone".
Original series director Daniel Minahan will return for the reunion, as will much of the classic cast. Bloys didn't specify any names, but McShane, Paula Malcomson (aka Trixie) and Kim Dickens (aka Joanie Stubbs) have all expressed interest in return.
"I think it would be great," Kim Dickens recently told Digital Spy of the Deadwood film. "A lot of the cast and I have remained friends and I think all of us would love to finish it.
"It always felt like such a disturbance to have ended it so abruptly. It really just needed one more season to finish."
Dickens has a lot more free time on her hands these days these days after a brutal twist in her other show Fear the Walking Dead, making it increasingly likely that we'll see Joanie once again.
Deadwood originally aired on HBO from 2004 to 2006.
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