Deadwood Update: HBO Boss 'Very Optimistic' About Fall 2018 Start

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Your monthly Deadwood revival update has arrived, right on schedule.

HBO president Casey Bloys is confirming TVLine’s November scoop that the network is eyeing a Fall 2018 start for the long-gestating reunion movie. “A lot of things have to come together to get it right,” the exec concedes. “But I’m very optimistic about a Fall 2018 production [start]… if we can get all the actors back together.”

One of the key outstanding issues — money — has been ironed out, with Bloys saying the two-hour project’s budget “is going to be in the zone.”


It was last summer that Bloys confirmed to TVLine 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.”

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