TV Line is reporting that the highly anticipated Deadwood movie is set to roll into production next Fall. The outlet had the following to say:
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that HBO is eyeing a Fall 2018 production start for the expletive-drenched drama’s long-in-the-works revival movie. A rep for the cabler declined to comment on anything about the project, which has yet to receive a formal green light.
HBO’s top programming executive, Casey Bloys, confirmed a couple of months ago that the planned movie, based on the hit series, was gaining traction. Speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Bloys said: “The one thing that I was concerned about was I wanted a script that would stand on its own [for Deadwood fans and non-fans],” he said. “[Series creator] David [Milch] totally delivered on that. I think it’s a terrific script. If we can do it on a budget that makes sense for us, and if we can get the cast together, we’re inclined to do it.”
Deadwood, which was created by David Milch, ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2006. The show is set in a mining town that was not part of any U.S. state or territory in the post-Civil War years, and thus was literally lawless. Deadwood attracts people looking to get rich after a huge gold strike, as well as those looking to capitalize on the lack of organized law in the town, built on land stolen from the Sioux.
Ian McShane headed up the cast of the series as Al Swearengen.
More on the planned movie as it comes our way.