TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 25, 2018
While people tend to think we're currently in the midst of HBO's golden years, those of us who subscribed to the channel in the early-to-mid aughts might beg to differ. There was a time when The Sopranos, The Wire, Carnivale, Six Feet Under, Oz, and Deadwood were all on the air at the same time, and now the network is finally giving the last of those the proper send-off that it never got.
According to Variety, HBO programming president Casey Bloys announced today that Deadwood was finally going to get its long overdue film that will wrap up the show's three season run in proper fashion. Series creator David Milch has apparently turned in a script that erased their memories of his colossal failures John From Cincinnati and Luck. According to Bloys, however, it wasn't just the script that prevented this from happening for so long...
“All of these people worked hard to get this together,” Bloys said. “It’s been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members’ schedules together, but we are there. It is greenlit.”
Fans of the show remember well that the third season ended rather unceremoniously, with the promise of bigger things to come in a season four that never materialized. Now they're going to finally rectify that with the film, which is set to begin production in October with an eye toward a Spring 2019 release date. Nothing official has been announced yet on that front, but we'll keep you posted with the latest info as it comes in.