may take back Game of Thrones' spin-off games, but with a Deadwood film, Casey Bloys, the programming president, unveiled Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press conference, things are going full steam ahead ,
Deadwood tells the story of a lawless mining town and the often shady characters who inhabit it. It ended in 2006 after a critically acclaimed three seasons that spawned eight Emmys and a cult following in an era long before HBO's slate of dragons and robots dominated our screens.
A feature film is an idea that has been in use for so long, when the show was no longer in the air, and one that was killed and revived several times. In 2012, show author and author David Milch Vulture said that we're unlikely to see Deadwood watching the films since 2006.
As Al Swearengen once said, "Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh," so details of the film remain thin. The film is written by Milk and production is scheduled to start this October, with Bloys saying that HBO will shoot for a premiere in the spring of 2019, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Making the nastier tasks of life more palatable, it's just great to be able to say that HBO's Deadwood movie is real and will come (hopefully) next year. Others are not so happy when shows are brought back from the dead, but I feel there are still many stories to tell in Deadwood.