HBO has officially given the green light to a Deadwood movie.
First airing back in 2014 – before Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones came along and ruled the living room – David Milch’s under-seen western was blazing a trail on the small screen, with a cast that included Timothy Olyphant and Ian “Lovejoy” McShane.
Ever since it was cancelled after three seasons, though, there has been talk of a possible return, most likely as a film. In the last year, Milch has fuelled speculation around a potential feature-length outing, with HBO and Milch reportedly agreeing a storyline. Earlier this year, HBO said a rewrite was underway. With a cast already juggling commitments elsewhere, though, there was no guarantee that it would officially happen. Until now, with HBO officially announcing the project is a go.
Speaking at the TCA press event last night, HBO President Casey Bloys confirmed that production on the film will start his October, with a potential eye for a spring 2019 premiere.
Game of Thrones veteran Daniel Minahan, who helmed four episodes of Deadwood, will direct the film.
More details than that are being kept under warps, although Milch has previously hinted that a fourth season would focus on historical events in the titular town, from a plague outbreak to a huge fire. What we do know is that a lot of people are about to discover Deadwood for the first time – and if you’re one of them, you can stream the whole thing on Sky Box Sets. With Sky Atlantic and HBO having an exclusive agreement for UK TV rights, that’s also where you’ll be able to find the eventual Deadwood movie. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream Deadwood on-demand, along with other Sky channels, on NOW TV, as part of a £7.99 monthly Entertainment Pass, with no contract and a 14-day free trial.
Where can I watch Deadwood on pay-per-view VOD?