Tell your god to ready for blood, because there’s renewed talk of a “Deadwood” movie.
Of course, talk of a television movie dates back nearly a decade, to June 2006, mere weeks after HBO canceled David Milch’s acclaimed Western after three seasons. Now, however, the cable channel has acknowledged “very preliminary discussions” have been made about finally giving the drama a proper sendoff.
Rumblings surfaced Wednesday when actor Garrett Dillahunt, who played both Wild Bill Hickok’s murderer Jack McCall and sadistic geologist Francis Wolcott, tweeted that he was “hearing credible rumors” about a “Deadwood” movie:
— Garret Dillahunt (@garretdillahunt) August 13, 2015
In a statement release to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO said, “In reference to Garret Dillahunt’s tweet regarding the rumored ‘Deadwood’ movie, there have only been very preliminary conversations.”
The use of “only” doesn’t exactly sound promising, but the mere possibility of a “Deadwood” movie may be enough for some people.
Airing from 2004 to 2006, the drama starred Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, John Hawkes and Kim Dickens, and chronicled the rise of Deadwood, South Dakota, from a mining camp to town.
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