The fabled Deadwood movie is finally looking very real — as in, likely going into production this year real. The thing is still not certain yet — it’s the Deadwood movie after all — but it’s as certain as something can be without actually being certain… if that makes sense.
This is how HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys explained it to us, and he’s not a guy who’s big on giving viewers false hope: “Assuming we can get the actors — their deals and schedules lined up — and the budget, which I think is close, we’re going to do this possibly in ’18 sometime,” Bloys said. “There are a lot of logistics that have to come together. The actors are on different shows. Assuming we can get them together, it’s looking very good.”
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Kim Dickens is dishing on when the Deadwood movie could begin filming and it’s closer than you might think.
While promoting her AMC series Fear the Walking Dead at Walker Stalker, the 52-year-old actress spoke with Comicbook.com’s Brandon Davis about the reunion movie. She revealed that filming could begin as early as next year.
“I think we’re gonna start filming the movie early next fall,” Dickens said. “That’s what I’m hearing. That’s not official. I think.”
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HBO Original Programming chief Casey Bloys told reporters Wednesday that he was impressed by the script delivered a few months ago by series creator David Milch. Bloys said he wanted to ensure that a movie would be accessible to viewers who have not seen the original series, which ran for three seasons from 2004-2006.
“I wanted a script that would stand on its own … I’m happy to say that David totally delivered on that. It’s a terrific script,” Bloys said during the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
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Deadwood, a superb HBO television series about The Wild West that starred Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant, is being made into a movie.
Deadwood, which ran for three seasons and 36 shows from 2004 to 2007, was nominated for 28 Emmys (winning eight) and earned a Golden Globe in its first two seasons for McShane.
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told TVLine that he has personally given Milch the green light to resurrect the show as a film. “David has our commitment that we are going to do it,” said Lombardo. “He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.”
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HBO’s “Deadwood was beloved but short-lived, spanning only three seasons from 2004 to 2006.
However, the Western drama may be returning in the form of a movie, according to the network.
“In reference to Garret Dillahunt’s tweet regarding the rumored Deadwood movie, there have only been very preliminary conversations,” an HBO spokesperson told TheWrap Wednesday.
The campaign to bring back the cult show that starred Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant plus an ensemble cast playing historical figures such as Seth Bullock, Al Swearengen, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Wyatt Earp, was sparked by Dillahunt, who tweeted the idea.
“So uh….I’m hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie. #Everybodypray,” wrote the actor who played Jack McCall.
“Come on @HBO…you made @entouragemovie. Give the #Deadwood fans some closure. #Youcandoit,” he pleaded later Wednesday night.
Set in a South Dakota town in the 1870s, “Deadwood” received wide critical acclaim and raked in eight Emmy awards including for best drama, best writing and best acting, and a Golden Globe for McShane.
However, in May 2006, HBO confirmed it had opted not to pick up the options of the actors. Talks of subsequent film revivals followed but never came to fruition and in 2009 McShane told Jon Stewart during a “Daily Show” appearance that “‘Deadwood’ is dead.”