Look, folks, it shouldn’t be much of a secret that Deadwood has been revered around here for quite a while. The series came to a close back in 2006, but the DNA it left strewn around Hollywood has found its way into a few modern television settings over the years. Sons of Anarchy and Justified are probably the first two that come to mind, but the actors and actresses on the show have sorta spread out from Deadwood in a creative “Big Bang.”
Now a revival has been announced since at least January of 2016, bringing a film version of the show to the network at some point in the future. HBO president of network programming Michael Lombardo confirmed the initial news back then but didn’t dive into too much detail:
“David [Milch] has our commitment that we are going to do it. He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.”
Not much has come out since that moment, but now Ian McShane is giving fans some hope while gearing up for his role on American Guides. According to an exclusive at TVLine, McShane confirmed that the show is in HBO’s hands now:
Series creator David Milch’s “two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO,” Ian McShane reveals to TVLine exclusively, before adding with a laugh, “If they don’t deliver [a finished product], blame them.”
Now, this isn’t confirmation that film is in production and premiering next fall, but it is something more than, “it’s going to happen.” Delivering the script is a good sign, meaning we could see the town return to life sooner rather than later. Seeing Powers Boothe, Ian McShane, and the rest of the cast get back to scumming it up would be the highlight of whatever year it is due to premiere. The only thing that could make this better is if they start making Lovejoy episodes again.
(Via TV Line)