At the Television Critics Association’s press tour party on Thursday, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo revealed that he has already given the green-light to series creator David Milch to make a Deadwood movie.
"David has our commitment that we are going to do it," Lombardo told TV Line. "He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen."
Milch is currently working on another project, but when he completes that assignment he'll begin working on the Deadwood movie script. "I’ve known him for a while and it feels like it’s something he’s not done talking about," Lombardo said of Milch. He's also confident that Milch will be able to bring back the original cast as the creator built strong bonds with them.
The short-lived Western debuted on HBO in 2004, but only lasted three 12-episode seasons before the cable network pulled the plug on it in May 2006. Soon after it was cancelled, Milch and HBO discussed the possibility of making two two-hour television movies to act as a fourth season and to give the show a satisfying conclusion.
Took nearly a decade, but Deadwood will finally get the send-off it deserves.
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