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Deadwood movie officially greenlit at HBO

Deadwood: Season 1

Story by Jack Foley

DEADWOOD fans rejoice! A film version of the critically-acclaimed Western series has finally been greenlit by HBO.

Twelve years after the series ended its three-season run, HBO has announced that it will continue the story of the lawless western outpost, with production due to begin this October (2018).

HBO chief Casey Bloys made the announcement Wednesday at his TCA session, during which he said that he’s hoping for a premiere in spring 2019 on HBO.

Deadwood creator David Milch is writing it, and Daniel Minahan – who helmed four episodes of the series – is attached to direct.

The Deadwood cast was headed by Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Kim Dickens, John Hawkes, Robin Weigert, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Paula Malcomson and Brad Dourif.

Jim Beaver, whose character was killed in season three, and the late Powers Boothe were also regulars.

When asked whether the cast would be reunited in full, or whether there were any plot details, Bloys played things close to his chest and said: “Let’s take the green light and celebrate that.”

Deadwood ran for three seasons on HBO from 2004 to 2006, earning eight Emmy wins and a devoted audience. However, the show ended on an inconclusive note prompting talk ever since of a final mini-series or one-off movie to bring a more definitive sense of closure.