HBO’s “Deadwood” reunion movie finally has a premiere date, with the pay cable network announcing Thursday that the long-in-the-works follow-up to David Milch’s HBO series will premiere on Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
In the two-hour film — officially titled “Deadwood: The Movie” — the indelible characters of the show are reunited after a decade to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.
“Deadwood” aired on HBO for three seasons from 2004-2006. The series focused on the colorful characters that inhabited the unincorporated frontier town of Deadwood, South Dakota, in the 1870s, and starred Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker and many others.
It was canceled due to a dispute between studio Paramount Television and HBO, with the network and series creator/showrunner Milch agreeing to wrap things up with two two-hour TV movies as a finale. Rumors continued for years, with HBO finally confirming a movie was in the works last summer.
McShane, Olyphant and Parker are all returning for film, alongside other original cast members Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes , Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens, Gerald McRaney, Sean Bridgers, W. Earl Brown and Keone Young. The film will also feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn.