We’ve waited a long time to see the Deadwood movie on HBO and with that, we’re super-happy that we don’t have to wait too much longer.
Speaking via TCA on Friday, the network indicated firmly that the movie revival of the classic show will air at some point this spring — it’s been a horrible wait for many longtime fans, but the end is luckily almost here. For those wondering, the premiere date does indicate that the movie is going to be eligible for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards — something that is certainly great for the vantage point of giving the show some more attention.
For those wondering, the Deadwood movie (written by creator David Milch and directed by Daniel Minahan) is going to take place ten years after the original series, as many of the original characters are going to be getting together in order to celebrate the statehood of South Dakota. There’s going to be a chance to see a whole flurry of notable characters from the original series back for more — at the moment, the cast (per Deadline) is going to include McShane (Al Swearengen), Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock), Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst).
For the time being, we’re assuming that this movie is going to be it for the Deadwood franchise and while it’s always going to be fun to think of more, this does feel like a fitting end to the story. After all, it’s at least an end, first and foremost. That is not something that this series really had for the longest time and we’re really just grateful that there’s going to be a chance to see it go out in style after the original show never really got to have its proper curtain-dropping. HBO doesn’t tend to have a whole lot of regrets as a network, given that most of their series do have an ending that makes sense for their story. This is one of the rare examples and they can now put this to rest.
Our feeling is that the movie could air over Memorial Day Weekend, given that this is when HBO has aired a wide array of original movies in the past. Odds are, over the next month or two the network will hammer something out when it comes to an official release date for fans to anticipate.
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