Back in August it was reported that HBO was considering the possibility of making a movie to continue the story of their series Deadwood, which was canceled far too early almost a decade ago now back in May of 2006.
Now it appears that a Deadwood movie is in fact happening, believe it or not. In a recent chat with president of HBO programming Michael Lombardo, he said that he has given the go ahead to series creator David Milch to make the movie. Read the quotes and more below.
Speaking to TVLine, Lombardo confirmed that the movie had the greenlight, saying:
“David has our commitment that we are going to do it. He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.”
There are, however, still some obstacles that could prove to be a problem. The first is more of a delay than anything, and that is that Milch is currently working on another project. Lombardo said that the current understanding is that whenever he finishes working on that project he’ll begin working on the Deadwood script. So even if this thing is finally happening, it could be quite a while before it reaches our eyeballs.
The second and most obvious obstacle is the cast. A whole lot of talent came out of the series, and most of them are still very busy these days. Star Ian McShane, for example, always has multiple projects lined up, including becoming one of the new cast members of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones for the upcoming sixth season. It will likely be a challenge to find a window for everyone to reunite for the movie.
Lombardo says Milch will figure all of that stuff out:
“I’m going to leave that in David’s hands. He’s confident he will be able to.
The cast is unbelievably [tight]. Some casts and creators form a bond that becomes relevant for the rest of their lives. This was a defining moment for a lot of them.”
The show’s run came to an end after its third season in ’06. After that it was said that Milch would be making a pair of two-hour TV movies to wrap up the storyline, but those never came to be. For a while it appeared the show was officially deceased, but the recently departed 2015 brought with it new hope and now things are looking mighty good for fans to see Deadwood rise again.
With Deadwood looking to be revived, it sounds like it’d be a swell time to hire Miracle Max to get to work on bringing Rome back from the dead.