In this original movie based on David Milch’s acclaimed, Emmy-winning HBO series of the same name which debuted 15 years ago today, the indelible characters of the show are reunited after a decade to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.
The returning cast members include Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes (HBO’s Eastbound & Down) , Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert (HBO’s Big Little Lies, Angels in America), William Sanderson (HBO’s True Blood), Kim Dickens (HBO’s Treme), Gerald McRaney, Sean Bridgers, W. Earl Brown and Keone Young (HBO’s True Blood), among others. The film will also feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn.
During its three-season, 36-episode run on HBO from 2004 to 2006, the Deadwood series was nominated for 28 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning eight, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Walter Hill). The series also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performer by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Ian McShane).
Deadwood is executive produced by David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Daniel Minahan, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant. The co-executive producer is Regina Corrado. The film was directed by Daniel Minahan and written by David Milch.