Cowboys are officially in, thanks to properties such as Westworld, Red Dead Redemption, and the upcoming Deadwood movie which is set to premiere on HBO on May 31.
The new movie is based on David Milch’s original series of the same name (which debuted 15 years ago today, fyi), with HBO teasing that “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.”
Returning cast members include Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, 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, among others. The film will also feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn.
During its three-season, 36-episode run on HBO from 2004 to 2006 Deadwood was nominated for 28 Primetime Emmy® Awards, winning eight, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Walter Hill). The series also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performer by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Ian McShane).
Deadwood is executive produced by David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Daniel Minahan, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant, with Regina Corrado serving as co-executive producer.
The movie is directed by Daniel Minahan and written by David Milch.
Deadwood airs Friday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO.