Attention Deadwood vets: You’re going to be busy as f@&# next fall.
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that HBO is eyeing a Fall 2018 production start for the expletive-drenched drama’s long-in-the-works revival movie. A rep for the cabler declined to comment on anything about the project, which has yet to receive a formal green light.
Over the summer at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, HBO’s top programming exec, Casey Bloys, confirmed that the project was picking up steam. “The one thing that I was concerned about was I wanted a script that would stand on its own [for Deadwood fans and non-fans],” he said. “[Series creator] David [Milch] totally delivered on that. I think it’s a terrific script. If we can do it on a budget that makes sense for us, and if we can get the cast together, we’re inclined to do it.”
Paula Malcomson, who played “Trixie the Whore” opposite Ian McShane’s F-bomb spewing Al Swearengen on the beloved series, recently told TVLine that the two-hour continuation is “a big Valentine” to the pair. She also expressed confidence that despite a long and rocky development period, “I really think it will happen [this time]. And I would never say that. I’m usually the most cynical about these things.”