The Deadwood movie is finally ready to leave the station (so to speak).
HBO programming president Casey Bloys announced that the long-awaited movie is officially a go earlier today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, with Daniel Minahan set to direct (Minahan directed several episodes of the original show).
“We are greenlit on the Deadwood movie,” Bloys said. “It has been a logistics nightmare getting all the casts’ schedules lined up, but it’s greenlit.”
Production is expected to begin sometime in spring 2019. For now, HBO is keeping plot details at a minimum.
“My only news for you today is that it’s greenlit. I’d rather have David [Milch] talk and let out what he wants to [about the plot],” Bloys continued.
Deadwood ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2006 on HBO. Showrunner David Milch has been trying to get a follow-up movie off the ground for years, with Bloys revealing at the 2016 TCA that Milch was working on a script. Presumably, Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, and the rest of the show’s principal cast will be returning for the movie.