While the Deadwood film appeared to bring the definitive end to the cult favorite HBO television series, along with the demise of several major characters, the Western series may not be completely done.
While appearing at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, HBO Programming President Casey Bloys was asked if the premium cable network had plans to continue the franchise beyond this year's revival film.
Though ultimately noncommittal, if HBO intends to produce another season or television film continuing the story of the Western series, Bloys indicates that the network will not continue without Milch, who created the television series 2004. "I can't imagine doing Deadwood without David Milch," Bloys stated, though he made a noticeable point of stopping short of shutting down the possibility entirely.
Running for three seasons, Deadwood was reportedly cancelled due to high production costs, leaving a multitude of storylines unresolved. It would eventually receive a revival film, reuniting the majority of its cast over a decade later. Just prior to writing the film's script in 2015, Milch was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, making Deadwood's future even more uncertain.
Deadwood: The Movie stars Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens, Brad Dourif, Anna Gunn, John Hawkes, Gerald McRaney, Leon Rippy, William Sanderson, Robin Weigert, Jeffrey Jones and Sean Bridgers.