Ian McShane Says Deadwood Movie Now in the Hands of HBO

Posted by at 10:42 am on April 20, 2017

The return of the HBO series Deadwood in movie form looks to be moving again. A script is in the hands of the cable network, according to TVLine. The site spoke to actor Ian McShane, who said that Deadwood creator David Milch’s “two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO.” He also joked, “If they don’t deliver [a finished product], blame them.”

Once the cable network cancelled the show after a mere three 12-episode seasons, Milch’s original plan was to make two Deadwood movies and create a proper ending for the rivalry between Sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and foul-mouthed pimp Al Swearengen (Ian McShane). The cast for Deadwood also included Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens, Dora DuFran, Brad Dourif, Anna Gunn, John Hawkes and Jeffrey Jones.

The western TV series ran on HBO from 2004 to 2006 and was largely lauded by critics. McShane is currently starring as Mr. Wednesday in the upcoming Starz series American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. The show will premiere on April 30, 2017.

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