'Deadwood: The Movie' - Change ain’t lookin’ for friends

28 May 2019 - By WarnerMedia Staff

For three years (2004-2006) and 36-glorious episodes, audiences were treated to one of the greatest (insert “Deadwood”-inspired expletive here) shows ever on the small screen with the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series “Deadwood.” Surly locals like Ian McShane’s multi-layered, foul-mouthed Al Swearengen, Robin Weigert’s troubled but viciously loyal “Calamity” Jane Canary and Timothy Olyphant’s law-abiding sheriff Seth Bullock gave us a super-realistic look at what happened when a throng of misfits descended upon the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1876 to start an outlaw settlement.

 

 “Deadwood” fans are about to be rewarded for their never-ending patience, as series creator David Milch is set to reunite the characters one last time in “Deadwood: The Movie,” premiering Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO, HBO NOW, HBO GO and On Demand.

 

What can we expect after 13 years away from the biggest group of cantankerous, ill-mannered folks since the state pen prisoners of HBO’s hit drama “Oz?” The “Deadwood” movie will follow the 10-year reunion of the camp to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited (get the pigs ready, Mr. Wu), alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all must come to grips with the inevitable changes that come with the passage of time.

 

The script was written by David Milch, and directed by Daniel Minahan, whose TV credits include “Game of Thrones, “True Blood and “Six Feet Under.” So get ready to go back to the camp with “Deadwood: The Movie,” premiering Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET. And to quote good ol’ Al Swearengen – “Welcome to f***in’ Deadwood!”