Fans of the long-gestating Deadwood movie can breathe a huge sigh of relief.
HBO has confirmed that production has kicked off in Los Angeles, as well as revealing the logline and who will be part of the cast.
"The indelible characters of the series are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood," reads the description of the feature-length presentation.
"Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought."
Ian McShane (Al Swearengen), Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock), Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst) are all slated to return.
Deadwood originally spanned three seasons on HBO from 2004-06 and won eight Primetime Emmy Awards.
It was a popular series for HBO, and it was surprising when a fourth season never materialized. There's no telling where the franchise could go if the movie is a success.
But much of the actors are working on other projects, so it would probably come down the timing of any future project.
Despite several rumors that a movie adaptation was in the works, it only got the green light in July at the Television Critics' Association Summer Press Tour.
“We are greenlit on the Deadwood movie,” HBO president Casey Bloys confirmed to reporters at the event.
“We’re looking at an October start date. It has been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members’ schedule lined up, but we are there, and it is greenlit.”
There's no word yet on when HBO is planning to air the movie, but there were some reports earlier this year stating that it could be in 2019.
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