‘Deadwood’ Movie: HBO Unveils Premiere Date – and a Teaser

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HBO’s “Deadwood” reunion movie finally has a premiere date, with the pay cable network announcing Thursday that the long-in-the-works follow-up to David Milch’s HBO series will premiere on Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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.

“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 Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker and many others.

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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.

McShane, Olyphant and Parker are all returning for film, alongside other original cast members 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. The film will also feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn.

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Ian McShane: ‘When Asked About Race, White People Should Shut the F— Up’

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Ian McShane suggests that when “white people” are asked about race, they “should shut the f— up.”

The “American Gods” star has been known to not hold back on voicing his opinions on showbiz and politics, and that proved to be true once again when discussing how the push for diversity in Hollywood has changed the conversation around race and gender.

“When asked about race, white people should shut the f— up,” he told The Telegraph this week. “What are they supposed to say? You just have to zip it.”

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McShane lamented that “there can be no proper discussion of race and gender anymore,” and says part of the reason for that is the #MeToo movement, which he thinks has gone “too far.” He specifically points out Jeffrey Tambor’s ousting from “Transparent” over sexual harassment accusations as an example, though he says the actor was fired because “it all became so political.”

He also had harsh words for network TV dramas — most of which he says are “really the same show every week with a twist” – the BAFTAs, which he calls a “crapshow,” and he’s still amused that “Game of Thrones” fans got mad at him for calling the show “only tits and dragons” after his cameo appearance.

“I couldn’t believe that reaction!” he said “But that’s the problem when you have these cult-like supporters.”
The mudslinging sure hasn’t stopped McShane from getting work. In addition to “American Gods,” which has been renewed by Starz for a third season, McShane is set to star in “John Wick: Chapter 3,” the upcoming reboot of “Hellboy,” and the jazz biopic “Bolden.” He will also return to arguably his most famous role, Al Swearengen, in the TV movie return of “Deadwood” on HBO.

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“I hope work won’t stop,” he says. “I love what I do. There aren’t many jobs where as you get older they pay you better and you get better parts.”

Season 2 of “American Gods” premieres March 10.

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HBO Teases ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season, ‘Deadwood’ Movie and More (Video)

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In advance of tonight’s season finale of “True Detective,” HBO has released a teaser with new footage from the network’s upcoming 2019 lineup, including the final seasons of “Game of Thrones” and “Veep,” and the reunion movie of one of the network’s biggest critical hits, “Deadwood.”

In a split second shot of new footage, we see Arya Stark looking on with wonder as Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons fly over Winterfell for the first time. And in “Veep,” we see Selina Meyer going over her next campaign speech.

“I’m not sure about this part, ‘I want to be president for all Americans,’” she says. “I mean, do I? You know, all of them?”

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Other snippets included in the trailer come from “O.G.,” a new film featuring “Westworld” star Jeffrey Wright; mini-series adaptations of Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” and Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials,” and the Rashid Johnson drama “Native Son,” which premiered at Sundance last month.

Watch the full teaser in the clip above.

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‘Deadwood’ Star Says There’s a ’90 Percent Chance’ They’re Shooting Reunion Movie ‘This Fall’

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“Deadwood” is dead no more, according to series alum Robin Weigert.

The “Dietland” actress — who played Calamity Jane on David Milch’s cult classic HBO western series– said that the reunion movie you’ve been clamoring for is finally within sight.

“It’s safe enough to say it’s happening this fall,” Weigert told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Friday. “There’s a set being built and tax incentives to get it done. A lot of [actors] have signed on. There’s a 90% chance it’ll finally happen.”

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“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 Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker and 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. And though rumors have continued for years, nothing concrete has ever been nailed down on that front.

In 2016, then-HBO-programming president Michael Lombardo told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, series creator Milch was working on the script.

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“David has our commitment that we are going to do it,” Lombardo told TVLine. “He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.”

And two years later, the wheels finally seem to be in motion on that wagon, as the California Film Commission announced in April a “Deadwood” reunion movie was among nine upcoming films have received tax credits to shoot in the Golden State as part of California’s expanded Film & TV Tax Credit Program.

HBO had nothing to add about a potential “Deadwood” movie when reached by TheWrap about the Times story and a representative for Milch did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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“It’s very hard to get people together for a barbecue that lasts an afternoon, let alone to get everyone together for a production that lasts a month or two,” Olyphant told radio host Rich Eisen in an interview Thursday.
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“Assuming that we could get all the actors back together, I think this is something we would do possibly next fall, fall 2018,” he told Deadline. Talks with the cast are currently underway, focusing on their availability.
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