Deadwood is the story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an organized wild-west civilized town. The story focuses on the real-life characters Seth Bullock and Al Swearengen.
HBO announces production is officially underway on the set of 'DEADWOOD' the movie
Shh, we won’t tell HBO. — Thanks to W. Earl Brown, fans already had a leg up regarding script, character, and production details on HBO's long-awaited Deadwood movie. Of course up until now, HBO had yet to make the announcement official. HBO’s head of programming Casey Bloys announced earlier today that production is currently underway on the Los Angeles set. The brief announcement also included a rather generic plot summary along with confirmation of returning cast members: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). The film will also feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn (Caroline).HBO’s press release coincides with W. Earl Brown’s impromptu Twitter AMA back in August confirming Deadwood's timeline would indeed take place 10 years after the events of Season 3. Brown also confirmed “everyone from the main cast who still draws air” are set to return, with the exception of Titus Welliver (Silas Adams) who is filming Amazon’s Bosch. Additionally, Brown confirmed that Powers Boothe’s “CY Tolliver” will not be recast but his “absence is not ignored” in the film.Past Deadwood helmer Dan Minahan will direct based on a script by Deadwood creator David Milch. HBO has not announced a release date but Bloys had previously speculated a 2019 release. It’s also unknown if the Deadwood movie will receive a theatrical release.
HBO's 'Deadwood' Movie Begins Production
The latest Deadwood updates are courtesy of "Gem Saloon’s" finest right-hand man. — I am happy to report David Milch’s Deadwood film has officially begun production! Thanks to W. Earl Brown, we have proof that HBO's long-awaited full length feature is on schedule and kicked off principal photography back on October 5. The announcement came via Brown's Instagram on the Burbank set captioned:
HBO confirms 'DEADWOOD' movie will begin production this fall
After eleven years HBO is officially reviving Deadwood. — The announcement came from HBO President, Casey Bloys at the annual Television Critics Association summer press tour. At this time, little details are known other than HBO has officially greenlit a film and production is slated to begin October in the State of California.
Ian McShane is Ready for a Return to 'Deadwood'
Deadwood was cut agonizingly short for fans of the HBO western epic, running for three seasons before being cut without any kind of closure. — On and off since it's cancellation, there have been talks of a film to wrap things up, though these reports usually end up sinking, as does the possibility of said film. HBO confirmed recently that "it's going to happen," and that they're ready to go when creator David Milch is.
HBO Confirms 'Deadwood' Movie in Development
For almost a decade now, fans of HBO's 'Deadwood' have lamented the series' run of only 3 seasons. And ever since the finale of the gritty western drama in 2006, there have been talks of making a movie to tie up the loose ends. But nothing substantial had materialized.