Does the majority of the public still want a “Deadwood” movie? Absolutely. It was one of the most popular series in the history of HBO, and unfortunately, it was sent out to pasture well before its time. We never got an ending, which is why David Milch has been working on some sort of revival for the show to give fans closure.
So how far away are we from seeing it happen? Based on what Ian McShane told Entertainment Weekly in a new interview, he certainly has a willingness in coming back to star:
“Of course I’d love to reprise that. How could one not, when it was snatched away rather unjustly by a combination of forces we’ll never know about? Hubris or money or whatever. But [Deadwood] certainly finished too early. At the time, most of us working on the show were incredulous. It’s been announced by HBO, so its not like I’m saying it. I know for a fact David is working on the script. It’s been 10 years since it finished. [Star Timothy Olyphant’s] free from Justified. I’m hoping they’ll make the deal soon, for two or four hours, whatever they decide on. It was a very close knit group of actors on it. We got along very well. I’m sure David will decide to set it 10 years later, after the great fire or whatever happened in Deadwood. They haven’t done the deal yet. They [were planning] to do it late this year or early next year.”
Hopefully, there will be some other updates at some point moving forward in terms of a progress report. It’s clear that it is still a ways out, but if everyone else wants to see it happen, why not make it? We’ll have more as it comes out.
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