HBO ‘Deadwood’ Movie Revival Finally in Negotiations, Star Confirms
Reviving old TV series practically seems like old hat at this point, though HBO’s Deadwood ranks up among Firefly as a fabled reunion we’d come to relinquish hope for. Well, you may want to start practicing your swears, as HBO has unofficially resumed negotiations for a Deadwood movie, as confirmed by one its stars.
Take this one with a minor grain of salt (or gold?) for the moment, but twice-over Deadwood star Garret Dillahunt tweeted out that he’d heard legitimate rumblings of a movie revival, some nine years HBO’s mid-Season 3 cancellation:
On its own fairly weak tea, though TVLine managed to confirm with unofficial sources that HBO has indeed entered into negotiations with creator David Milch, and that any revival would likely take the form of a movie. That said, no word if the network would take aim at a theatrical venture, or what became of Milch’s original two-movie plan to follow the series.
BuzzFeed’s Kate Aurthur also got an official, albeit loose confirmation from HBO:
For those unaware, HBO’s Deadwood ran from 2004 to 2006, showcasing the rise of Deadwood, South Dakota from frontier gold prospecting camp to fully-annexed territory. Not only did the cast feature the impressive likes of Justified lead Timothy Olyphant, future Game of Thrones star Ian McShane, Fear The Walking Dead matriarch Kim Dickens and many more, the series also featured early guest spots for Parks and Recreation breakout Nick Offerman (take caution Googling that one), and even a young Kristen Bell.
It wouldn’t be the first time Deadwood fans got their hopes up for naught, but given the revival climate, and the likely availability of its core leads, could the Deadwood movie finally come to fruition? Are our ears prepared for the torrent from Al Swearengen’s mouth, should HBO fail? See for yourself.