'Deadwood' Movie Officially Gets HBO Greenlight

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME for HBO to officially greenlight the Deadwood movie.

Details are scarce, but Variety sounded the dinner bell at the Gem Saloon this morning with the news straight from the TCA (Television Critics Association) summer press tour.

'Deadwood' Movie Officially Gets HBO Greenlight
Deadwood (TV)

HBO Programming President Casey Bloys announced the news during the summer TCA press tour:

"All of these people worked hard to get this together. It's been a logistics nightmare getting all the cast members' schedules together, but we are there. It is greenlit."

"I wanted a script that would stand on its own … I'm happy to say that David totally delivered on that. It's a terrific script," Bloys said last year of having series creator David Milch pen the script.

Production will start this fall, with a spring of 2019 release date being eyed.

Deadwood was a tentpole series for HBO, with its dirty, almost Shakespearean treatment of the 1870s frontier town and a cast of characters from the sublime to the repugnant across its original run from 2004-2007.

Fans know how abruptly the series was ended and how both the creators and cast have been vying to continue/finally complete the story.

We'll let you know as soon as we get any additional information.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

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