HBO Releases First Trailer For ‘Deadwood: The Movie’
HBO has released our first official look at the upcoming ‘Deadwood: The Movie’, which returns to the Emmy-winning series for the first time since 2006.
The film will see the indelible characters of the series reunited 12 years after the events at the end of the last season, as the residents come together in 1889 to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.
Original show creator, David Milch, returned to pen the script for the feature-length presentation, which is being directed by Daniel Minahan (‘House of Cards’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘American Crime Story’).
In the trailer we see Ian McShane’s Al Swearengen butting heads with Timothy Olyphant’s Sheriff Seth Bullock. Other returning cast includes Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst).
The film will also feature a new cast member, as Jade Pettyjohn takes the role of Caroline. HBO hasn’t released any further info at this time as to who she is or how she fits into the story. Pettyjohn’s previous work includes playing Summer on the ‘School Of Rock’ tv series, and she has recently starred in the film ‘Destroyer’ with Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, and Tatiana Maslany.
During its 3 season run, ‘Deadwood‘ was nominated for 28 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning 8, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Walter Hill), and also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performer by an Actor in a Television Drama Series for Ian McShane. The original series never really had a proper ending so, hopefully, this will give fans some sense of closure on the show.
HBO will be airing the series on May 31 2019 in the US. It will presumably air on Sky Atlantic in the UK, but they have yet to announce a premiere date. We’ll let you know when we hear more.