HBO may be saddling up for a trip back to the wild west.
The network is looking into reviving its critically acclaimed western drama Deadwood as a movie, new head of programming Casey Bloys revealed during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Earlier this year, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said that he gave series creator David Milch the green light to begin working on a script to revive the beloved series, a statement that Bloys confirmed during the recent TCA tour.
“David is writing the script,” Bloys said when asked about the project, as reported by Collider. “We haven’t read it yet… I imagine it will be very good.”
As Collider points out, while Bloys said he “feels good” about the revival happening, he didn’t confirm that it’s definitely going to get picked up by the network.
Set in Deadwood, South Dakota during the 1870s, Deadwood was a perennial Emmy nominee and boasted an all-star cast that included Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Anna Gunn, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Garret Dillahunt, and W. Earl Brown. The series ran from 2004 to 2007, yielding 36 episodes during its abbreviated three season tenure on the cable network.
This isn’t the first time there’s been talk of a follow-up movie. Back in August of 2015, Dillahunt, who portrayed Francis Wolcott on the show, gave hope to fans wishing for a revival when he tweeted about a possible Deadwood movie.
“So uh….I’m hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie,” the actor wrote.
What do you think? Would you watch a Deadwood movie?