HBO may be headed back to South Dakota sooner than expected. TVLine reports the Deadwood reunion movie may begin filming next year.
As reported earlier, creator David Milch has already finished the script for the Western drama’s follow-up film. The original series, which ended in 2006 after three seasons, starred Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Kim Dickens, Brad Dourif, and John Hawkes.
According to sources behind the scenes, HBO is planning to begin production on the Deadwood movie next fall. The network has not confirmed the news, but HBO chief Casey Bloys seemed very excited about the project during the Television Critics Association press conference this summer:
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]. [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.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Deadwood? Are you excited for the reunion movie?