There’s been some movement on HBO’s long-gestating Deadwood revival, according to Al Swearengen himself.
Series creator David Milch’s “two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO,” Ian McShane reveals to TVLine exclusively, before adding with a laugh, “If they don’t deliver [a finished product], blame them.”
McShane, who has a starring role in Starz’ American Gods (premiering April 30), says he’s spoken to Milch “about some of” the script. “I’ll be seeing him for lunch [soon],” he continues. “We’d all love to do it… It would be nice to see all of the old gang again.”
This marks a significant step forward from where things stood earlier this year. “I haven’t read [Milch]’s script yet,” HBO’s top programming exec Casey Bloys told TVLine back in January at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “I know he’s working on it. But I have not seen anything yet.” It was a year earlier that Bloys’ predecessor Michael Lombardo first confirmed to TVLine that a Deadwood reunion project had been commissioned.
The Deadwood progress report comes just weeks after news broke that Milch has quietly been working on a potential third season of True Detective with the anthology drama’s creator Nic Pizzolatto. (With reporting by Kim Roots)