Deadwood Revival For Big Screen? – Script ‘Has Been Delivered to HBO,’ Says Ian McShane

Deadwood is a show set in the late 1800 revolving around the characters of the town Deadwood. The 2004 series was shown for 3 seasons on HBO and gained a large following. It’s ranked in the IMDB top 100 series for a long time and won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor and was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama.

The Primetime Emmy Awards list is too long to list here, they have about 8 wins in different categories and a multiple of that in nominated category.

Series creator David Milch’s “two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO,” according to Ian McShane


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The town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the weeks following the Custer massacre is a lawless sinkhole of crime and corruption. Into this uncivilized outpost ride a disillusioned and bitter ex-lawman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, a man hoping to find a new start for himself. Both men find themselves quickly on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen, saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood. The lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in 1876.


I must admit that I haven’t finished the series. I quit somewhere at the end of season 1. While the show is original and unique, the pace of the series was to slow for me to keep me hooked on. There is also 0% humor, if you search on YouTube for “deadwood funny” you can find one clip of someone who named it “Deadwood Funny scene” but after watching it he must have made a mistake…


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