Deadwood’s Unlikely Prospects
July 12, 2007 9:50 AM
One of the first questions critics will likely ask at HBO’s TCA panel session today is whether they’re ever going to get the two, two-hour “Deadwood” movies. “Deadwood” is to critics what the crazy Russian who ran off into the woods was to “Sopranos” fans, a much-loved phantom whose re-appearance seemed increasingly unlikely.
With creator David Milch’s “John From Cincinnati” drowning in the ratings surf, those hoping for a surprise announcement are going to be disappointed. The current HBO regime has a greater inclination to bring back “Deadwood” for a final round than former CEO Chris Albrecht, and the money is certainly there. But the chances of all the key actors being available at the same time are “highly unlikely.” Milch feels like he’s worked for two years without a day off and is ready for a break. And every day that passes makes a “Deadwood” reunion less relevant.