HBO has given showrunner David Milch the green light to make a new coming film that continues the story from its 2004 western TV series Deadwood. After months of rumors, HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo told TVLine that he signed off on the project after a conversation with Milch.
“David has our commitment that we are going to do it,” Lombardo said. “He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.”
The cult classic, which only lasted three seasons, was a gritty portrait of the people and politics in a lawless South Dakota town during the late nineteenth century. Though it didn’t last long, the critically acclaimed series won prestige for HBO and elevated the careers of its many stars, including Timothy Olyphant and incoming Game of Thrones player Ian McShane. When asked how the network planned to corral the many stars needed to bring the series back to life, Lombardo said he would “leave that in David’s hands.”