HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour that the Deadwood movie has received the green light and will start production in October. HBO is hopeful for a spring 2019 premiere, but that isn’t confirmed yet.
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, Deadwood features a cast of surly inhabitants led by actors Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane.
HBO canceled the series after three 12-episode seasons in 2006. The series also starred such talent as Molly Parker, John Hawkes, Paula Mallomson, Robin Weigert, Powers Boothe, Kim Dickens, Alice Krige, Brad Dourif, Dayton Callie, William Sanderson, Garret Dillahunt, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Sean Bridgers, and Titus Welliver.
The series was created, produced, and written by David Milch (NYPD Blue).