HBO Confirms ‘Preliminary Talks’ On A ‘Deadwood’ Movie; Acclaimed Western Drama To Hit Big Screen?
Fans of the tragically cancelled HBO original series “Deadwood” have news of joy. We might soon be getting “Deadwood” movie, the studio has confirmed. Read on to find out more.
An HBO spokeswoman confirmed that the studio is in ‘preliminary talks’ to turn the series into a made-for-TV movie, Entertainment Weekly reported. The fuse of this conversation was first ignited by “Deadwood” star Garret Dillahunt, who on wednesday tweeted about “credible rumors of a #Deadwood movie.” Dillahunt portrayed the geologist Frances Wolcott in the 2004-2006 series, a character based on the real life W. D. Kellogg.
The western-drama “Deadwood” follows the exploits of the citizens of a lawless community in South Dakota in the 1870’s, and is famous for blending historical characters with fictional plots. Though the show received universal critical praise, and 8 emmy’s over its three season run, it was cancelled in 2006, much to the ire of fans. Soon after that it received a cult status as an exceptional show, cancelled too soon like Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly.’
To throw caution in the winds, preliminary talks might not actually translate to a movie, as HBO had already announced “Deadwood’s” fourth season be optioned into a movie in 2008, but nothing ever panned out.
Deadwood featured an all-star cast of characters, including Timothy Olyphant (“Hitman,” “Justified”), Ian McShane (“Kung Fu Panda”), Molly Parker(”House of Cards,” John Hawkes (“Eastbound and Down”), Titus Welliver (“Bosch”) and Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”).
In particular, Ian McShane, who plays the menacing bar-owner ‘Al Swearengen’ in “Deadwood,” made news recently as he was confirmed to appear in the sixth season of another HBO hit series, “Game of Thrones.”
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