It’s official, the long-anticipated feature length ‘Deadwood’ film has finally got the go-ahead from HBO.
Created by David Milch (‘NYPD Blue’), the Western masterpiece was set in 1876, when the richest gold strike in U.S. history drew a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement in the Black Hills of South Dakota, The series featured a large ensemble cast that included Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, and John Hawkes. A critical hit, the series ran from 2004-2006 earning eight Emmys on 28 nominations.
Programming president Casey Bloys made the announcement at the TCA summer press tour on Wednesday, revealing that the project is aiming to shoot in October.
“All of these people worked hard to get this together. It’s been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members’ schedules together, but we are there. It is greenlit,” Bloys said.