Casey Bloys, president, of HBO Programming has announced that the HBO’s “Deadwood” movie has begun production in Los Angeles.
Continuing the story begun in David Milch’s critically acclaimed, Emmy winning HBO series, the feature-length presentation is written by Milch, directed by Daniel Minahan and features original cast members from the series.
In the “Deadwood” film, the indelible characters of the series are reunited after 10 years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.
Returning cast members for the “Deadwood” movie include Ian McShane (Al Swearengen), Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock), Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth) and Paula Malcomson (Trixie). The film will also feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn (Caroline).
During its threeseason, 36episode run on HBO from 2004 to 2006, the “Deadwood” series was nominated for 28 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning eight, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Water Hill and also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performer by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama for Ian McShane.
The “Deadwood” film is executive produced by David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Daniel Minahan, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant.