January 8, 2016


HBO's Making a 'Deadwood' Movie


The Television Critics Association's biannual press tour is, as always, throwing up gems on gems on gems this week. M. Night Shyamalan's bringing back Tales from the CryptPhotos of the new Powerpuff Girls! Inside Amy Schumer got renewed for another season; Broad City got two! Game of Thrones is getting two more seasons, too, and has a premiere date!

But this part of the TCA newsfest is about Deadwood, one of the swearing-est shows ever, the Western that ran for three seasons on HBO from 2004-'06. The series is following its network siblings Entourage and Sex & the City for a post-finale movie, according to TVLine.

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said David Milch, the Deadwood creator who also helped bring the world NYPD Blue, is super down:

“David has our commitment that we are going to do it. He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be—and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen. ... I’ve known him for a while and it feels like it’s something he’s not done talking about.” 

It's reportedly the next project Milch will tackle when he's done with the one he's on. The cast included John Hawkes, Kim Dickens, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif and Ian McShane. "Some casts and creators form a bond that becomes relevant for the rest of their lives," Lombardo said. "This was a defining moment for a lot of them.”