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The Deadwood Movie Is Actually, Definitely, Finally Happening at HBO

Production starts in October

Megan Vick

It's taken years but theDeadwood is officially, definitely happening at HBO.

HBO president of programming Casey Bloys confirmed during the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the network has okay'd the Deadwood movie. HBO has been holding on to a "terrific" script from Deadwood creator David Milch for over a year, and has finally secured a director in Daniel Minihan (American Crime Story). Production will begin in October.

"All of these people have worked very hard to get this together. We are thrilled -- It has been a logistics nightmare getting schedules lined up, but we are there and it is green lit," Bloys told critics.

Deadwood was a dark western that ran on HBO from 2004 to 2006, starring Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane. The show garnered 28 Emmy nominations over its three-season run but ended before reaching a satisfying conclusion for fans. The film has been rumored for years but started coming to real fruition in 2016 when Milch pitched the film to then-HBO boss Michael Lombardo.

Bloys said he wants the movie to begin rolling before announcing an official premiere date, but HBO is hoping to roll it out in spring of 2019.

Ian McShane, Deadwood

Ian McShane, Deadwood