Deadwood ended in 2006 after three seasons.
Speaking to TVLine, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said HBO is committed to producing the film, and series creator David Milch has already pitched a general storyline:
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.”
Milch created Deadwood in 2004. Set in the 1870s South Dakota frontier, the series starred Timothy Olyphant as Seth Bullock, a former sheriff who moves to the territory to set up a hardware store. There, he encounters both fictional and real-life figures of the wild west like brothel owner Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) and Wild Bill Hickok (Keith Carradine).
Though there are no concrete plans at present, Lombardo said Milch is “confident” he’ll be able to bring back all the original cast members:
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.”
What do you think? Were you a fan of Deadwood? Would you watch the film?