Deadwood is set to finally hit the big screen, with filming of the movie adaptation set to begin later this year.
The cult hit TV series originally aired on HBO for three seasons between 2004-2006. Since it left our screens, there have been various rumours surrounding a possible film. Back in 2015, there was talk of two feature-length TV specials that never materialised.
In November last year, it was reported that the script for the long-awaited movie was complete. W Earl Brown, who played Dan Dority in the show, described its contents as “fucking thrilling and heartbreaking”. TV Line then reported that production would start in autumn of 2018, though HBO did not confirm.
Now, the project has been given the greenlight from the network during this year’s Television Critics Association.
“All of these people worked hard to get this together,” HBO‘s programming president Casey Bloys said at the event (via Variety). “It’s been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members’ schedules together, but we are there. It is greenlit.”
Confirming last year’s reports, Bloys revealed that filming will begin in October. Though an official release date is not “set in stone”, it’s planned to air in Spring 2019.
Dan Minahan – director of four episodes of the original series – will take charge on the movie.