July 28, 2021

HBO resurrects ‘Deadwood’, one of its most unfairly canceled series

To produce a series like Game of ThronesYou first need to have experimented with the big budget series and learned from their mistakes. Deadwood, like Roma, It was one of these series with which the channel had understood that it had to control the money that was spent. Recreating creator David Milch’s Wild West was expensive and After three seasons they canceled the series because they considered that it was not worth it. even though their audiences were correct.

That cancellation was one of the most painful for HBO subscribers at the time. The Serie had the approval of the critics and it fit perfectly with the most orthodox image of the channel: it contained nudity and violence, it was tough, it took the plots in its stride and it had a very high quality standard. And, as it was annoying that they had canceled it without giving it an end, since that summer of 2006 there are rumors that HBO may resurrect the series to close it in conditions. And this summer of 2018 the rumors have been confirmed: in 2019 we will have a movie to serve as the icing on the cake, more than a decade later.

Filming is in autumn and the premiere could be in spring “

The confirmation has taken place in the meetings of the TCA, the meetings between the channels and the critics, in which the president of HBO, Casey Bloys, has said that they are ready to roll. To be exact, Milch’s film will be shot this fall with Daniel Minahan as director, a veteran of Deadwood, and could be issued in the spring once it is assembled.

The series counted the rivalry between Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant), a man of uncorrupted morals who ends up being the righteous compass of a lawless town called Deadwood, y Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), a businessman who owns a brothel and very little guts to get away with it.

Ian McShane won the Golden Globe for the role.

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Olyphant now stars in Santa Clarita Diet alongside Drew Barrymore on Netflix, McShane is embarked on Starz’s expensive American Gods, and also featured faces like John Hawkes (Everest), Molly Parker (Lost in Space), Paula Malcomson (Ray Donovan), Anna Gunn (Breaking bad), Robin Weigert (Dietland) or Titus Welliver (Bosch). Uniting the cast members who survived after so long and with busy schedules was insane..

But it seems that the stars have aligned to close this western story of the second half of the 19th century. Milch still works for HBO (he’s in the writing room for the third season of True Detective), the cast has always been in favor of going back to Deadwood to shut everything down and the channel received tax breaks to shoot this movie in California. It is time to give it the ending it deserves.

HBO has received tax breaks to shoot the film in California. It will finally have the ending it deserves “