While most great TV shows are allowed to get through a few seasons before getting nailed with the cancellation axe, a few quality programs have managed to exit early. Shows like Firefly, Arrested Development, and Freaks and Geeks often come to mind.
HBO has become a television powerhouse, but they aren't perfect. On two separate occasions, the network has cancelled a quality series, and fans have fallen deeper in love with said series as time has gone on. Of course, these shows are Carnivale, and Deadwood.
Fans of Carnivale called for more episodes, but the chatter died off fairly quickly. However, the cries for more of Deadwood have continued to ring, even though the series ended over a decade ago. Ever since the finale, there have been talks of a revival, a new season, or some kind of movie.
The latter conversation has picked up lately, and it looks like a Deadwood movie could really be on the way.
McShane told TVLine that a "two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO," written by Deadwood creator David Milch. The actor then added, "If they don't deliver, blame them."
So, it looks like the writer and cast are on board. If HBO gives it the go-head, there could be a Deadwood movie on the way before too long.
You can catch Ian McShane on his new series, American Gods, which premieres on Starz on April 30.
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American Gods posits a different kind of war brewing—one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon; Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday; Emily Browning as Laura Moon and Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney.
Other cast members include Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World and Orlando Jones (“Madiba,” “Sleepy Hollow”) as Mr. Nancy. Additional cast include Gillian Anderson as Media; Kristin Chenoweth as Easter; Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith; Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya; Peter Stormare as Czernobog; Chris Obi as Anubis; Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis, Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan and Mousa Kraish as The Jinn.