The long-delayed follow-up to the acclaimed western series will premiere May 31 on HBO.
During its three-season run on HBO, Deadwood earned glowing reviews and attracted a fanatically loyal fan base before its unexpected (and, for many faithful viewers, infuriating) cancelation in 2006. But now, after more than a decade of false starts and dashed expectations, there is good news for devotees of the gritty western drama: HBO has produced Deadwood: The Movie — written by series creator David Milch, and directed by Daniel Minahan (another veteran of the original series). The premiere date is May 31 — making it eligible for 2019 Emmy Awards consideration.
Plot details remain relatively scarce, but the narrative reportedly takes place ten years after the final Season Three episode in the wake of South Dakota’s statehood. According to an HBO press release: “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 include Ian McShane (Al Swearengen), Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock), Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst).
Here is the official teaser trailer.