The long-agitating "Deadwood" revival project has finally seen the light. The site spoke to actor Ian McShane, who said that Deadwood creator David Milch's "two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO".
Once the cable network cancelled the show after a mere three 12-episode seasons, Milch's original plan was to make two Deadwood movies and create a proper ending for the rivalry between Sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and foul-mouthed pimp Al Swearengen (Ian McShane). He later jokingly adds, "If they [HBO] don't deliver [a finished product], blame them".
Ian further reveals that he has discussed "some of" the script with David.
McShane also stated that he has spoken to Milch about the script and that he would be seeing him for lunch at some point in the near future. "It would be nice to see all of the old gang again".
"I know he's working on it. But I have not seen anything yet".
A revival of "Deadwood", HBO's hit Western drama from 2004-06, is moving forward.
The show focused on the colorful characters that inhabited the unincorporated frontier town of Deadwood, South Dakota, in the 1870s. The series successfully nabbed eight Primetime Emmy Awards out of 28 nominations. McShane is now starring as Mr. Wednesday in the upcoming Starz series American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Also starring Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Corbin Bernsen and Kristin Chenoweth, "American Gods" is slated to bow on Sunday, April 30 at 9 P.M. ET on Starz.
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