As many fans are well aware, HBO’s Deadwood lasted for just three seasons before being abruptly cancelled in 2006. At the time, there were tentative plans for a couple of TV movies to wrap up the series, but alas they never materialized. Now almost a decade later, we finally have confirmation that Deadwood is not, in fact, dead. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo recently revealed that the network has essentially given a Deadwood movie a greenlight, validating the rumours that surfaced last summer. Here’s what he had to say about the inevitable Deadwood finale:
“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.”
Milch has another project on his plate at the moment, but will supposedly focus on writing the Deadwood script once that is complete. The last thing he worked on was the pilot for a TV series called The Money, which HBO opted not to move forward with. Either way, the biggest obstacle would seem to be re-assembling the show’s original cast, but Lombardi seems confident that it will be possible based on the fact that they were so tightly-knit. Are you excited to pay one more visit to Deadwood?