Alright, it's time to admit the Deadwood movie is really, finally happening. There's even a new trailer! And a premiere date! I never thought this day would come. HBO's new film will reunite almost the entire original cast of the Shakespearian Western for one last hurray, thirteen years after the series was canceled. The movie premieres this May. Watch the Deadwood movie trailer below
Dead Movie Trailer
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#Deadwood : The Movie premieres May 31. pic.twitter.com/IQpwOmDOwL
– HBO (@HBO) March 21, 2019
I was already excited to return to Deadwood but this letter trailer cranked that excitement through the roof. As a huge fan of the original series, I was waiting so long for this day, but also just accepting that it would probably never happen. But after much rumor and delay, Deadwood: The Movie is a reality. In the film, "the indelible characters of the show are reunited after a decade to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Forms of rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought. ”Returning cast members include Ian McShane Timothy Olyphant Molly Parker Paula Malcomson John Hawkes Anna Gunn Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif ] Robin Weigert William Sanderson Kim Dickens Gerald McRaney Sean Bridgers Sean Bridgers W. Earl Brown and Keone Young, among others. The movie will feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn
Deadwood ran for three seasons between 2004 and 2006, and was among the first crop of great HBO original shows that kicked-off with The Sopranos . While The Sopranos had a much bigger cultural impact, I liked Deadwood just a tiny bit more (no disrespect to Tony and the guys). The brilliant performances coupled with the heightened, vulgar dialogue courtesy of creator David Milch made for some of the most engrossing, enthralling and entertaining television I had ever seen. I was heartbroken when the series was canceled, but took solace in Milch's assurance that he and HBO had made possible movies to wrap things up.
Except, that never happened. Years ticked on, and while talk of at least one movie would pop up from time to time, it seemed highly unlikely – until last year when HBO Programming president Casey Bloys confirmed the long-awaited Deadwood movie was definitely happening. "All of these people worked hard to get this together," Bloys said. “It's been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members' schedules together but we're there. It is greenlit. ”
The Deadwood movie arrives on HBO May 31, 2019 .
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