HBO President Michael Lombardo says acclaimed gritty Western Deadwood will return as a film or limited series
It’s been rumoured for a while now, but it looks as though fans of the critically-acclaimed western drama Deadwood can rejoice with word that the series will return as either a film or a limited series.
It has been a decade since the series came to an abrupt halt at the height of its gritty, sweary powers but talking to TVLine HBO president Michael Lombardo said that he has personally given creator David Milch the green light to bring back the series as a film or limited series explaining “David has our commitment that we are going to do it, he pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it's going to happen."
However, Milch is currently working on a different project, so the long awaited return for Deadwood won’t happen for a while with Lombardo adding "I've known him for a while and it feels like it's something he's not done talking about, but the understanding is that when he is done with that he will turn his attention to [writing the] script for the Deadwood film.”
Discussing the cast, Lombardo added "The cast is unbelievably [tight]. Some casts and creators form a bond that becomes relevant for the rest of their lives. This was a defining moment for a lot of them.”
Deadwood featured the stellar ensemble cast of Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker and Kim Dickens and the show featured many many historical figures as characters such as Seth Bullock, Al Swearengen, Wild Bill Hickok, Sol Star, Calamity Jane and Wyatt Earp.