HBO has given hope to fans of a drama series that wrapped almost 10 years ago, stirring speculation that the acclaimed Western drama “Deadwood” may not be finished after all.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that after actor Garret Dillahunt mentioned on Twitter that talks have begun about bringing back “Deadwood” as a movie, the pay-cable channel responded with a statement to THR that confirmed the claim.
HBO’s statement says: “In reference to Garret Dillahunt’s tweet regarding the rumored ’Deadwood’ movie, there have only been very preliminary conversations.”
“Deadwood’s” original run on HBO consisted of three seasons, wrapping in 2006 with a number of story lines left open. Created by David Milch, the gritty Western starred Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane. McShane won a Golden Globe for the role in 2005, and the series won eight Primetime Emmys from 2004-2007, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Walter Hill in 2004.