Welcome back to Deadwood. HBO has dropped the trailer for the upcoming “Deadwood” reunion movie — just in time for the 15th anniversary of the David Milch-created series debut — and by the looks of things, Ian McShane’s Al Swearengen is coming back with a whole new mess of problems.
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.
Watch the trailer above.
“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 McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, among 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.
Returning cast members for the “Deadwood” movie include McShane, Olyphant, Parker, 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, along with newcomer Jade Pettyjohn.
The film is executive produced by Milch, McShane, Olyphant, Carolyn Strauss, Daniel Minahan, Gregg Fienberg, and Scott Stephens and co-executive produced by Regina Corrado. Milch wrote the script and Daniel Minahan directed.
The “Deadwood” movie premieres May 31 at 8/7c on HBO.