‘Deadwood’ Star Ian McShane Says There’s a Script for the HBO Movie

Is the long-gestating wrap-up to the Western series finally on its way?

The long-awaited “Deadwood” movie may finally be moving closer to reality, according to star Ian McShane.

The script for the movie “has been delivered to HBO,” McShane told TVLine. “If they don’t deliver [a finished product], blame them.”

Since “Deadwood” ended in 2006, fans have been eagerly awaiting a movie to wrap up the storyline, which was supposed to conclude in a fourth season that never happened.

A year ago, then-HBO boss Michael Lombardo said creator and showrunner David Milch was working on the script.

“Deadwood” aired on HBO for three seasons from 2004-2006. The series starred McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker and many others.

The show focused on the colorful characters that inhabited the unincorporated frontier town of Deadwood, South Dakota, in the 1870s. Despite only airing for three seasons, the show received widespread critical acclaim, winning eight Emmys and a Golden Globe during its run.

McShane in particular stood out for his portrayal of saloon owner Al Swearingen, who became famous for his cunning political maneuvering and excellent use of profanity.