Long-suffering Deadwood fans were granted hope when HBO was reported to start movie production this fall, but there may be another hitch. Star Timothy Olyphant claims “there’s no f—ing way it’s ever going to happen,” regardless of what HBO says.
Get your shots and brush up your best swears – Deadwood might finally be back in business. A new report seems to confirm the long-awaited movie revival with a production update that puts Al Swearengen before cameras late next year.
The Deadwood revival got perhaps its best update yet when stars Kim Dickens and Dayton Callie claimed to have been scheduled, and HBO has good news as well. Top brass have seen the script, and are now working toward making it a reality.
We’ll be skeptical of a Deadwood reunion until the credits roll, but stars Kim Dickens and Dayton Callie may have improved prospects. The former Deadwood residents say HBO has contacted them regarding availability, which could confirm the long-awaited movie’s production.
A sad day for fans of Powers Boothe, as the revered character actor has apparently passed away. The sinister-voiced star was well-remembered for his role as one of Deadwood’s big bads, as well as appearances in everything from Sin City to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Just over a week ago, Amazon fervently denied reports that its three-year HBO deal would expire in May, removing access to all-time HBO greats like The Wire or Six Feet Under. The confusion was attributed to technical error, but reports now confirm the deal will actually expire in 2018.
The prospect of a Deadwood revival movie is heating up now that creator David Milch has turned in a complete script, but assembling the cast is another matter. Thankfully, the movie’s most vocal proponent came prepared, as Ian McShane would balance Deadwood with Starz’s American Gods.