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.