Arguably one of the biggest mistakes HBO ever made was forcing David Milch’s gritty Western drama Deadwood to end before a proper ending could even be written. It’s taken some time, but HBO is finally trying to make some amends for pissing off Deadwood fans all those years ago, with the cable network confirming last year that a feature film is in the works.
Not much has been said since then, but that changed this week at the Television’s Critics Association, where HBO’s new head of programming Casey Bloys gave up update on what’s going on with the long-awaited film.
“David [Milch] is writing the script. We haven’t read it yet … I imagine it will be very good,” said Bloys in response to a question about the film’s current status. Although Bloys admitted that the film hasn’t been given the green light yet, he said that he “feels good” about the project and is eager to read Milch’s script.
HBO has been much slower than most networks in getting on board the TV show revival train in recent years, but it sounds like the Deadwood movie has a good chance of seeing the light of day. We’ll drink to that.