HBO programming president says Deadwood movie "is going to happen"
Back in August, we brought you word that "very preliminary conversations" had begun between HBO and series creator David Milch about possibly doing a Deadwood movie, and while speaking with TV Line, programming president Michael Lombardo said he's given Milch the green light to resurrect the Western in the form of a television film.
David has our commitment that we are going to do it. He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.
Lombardo says Milch feels he “has something left unsaid” with Deadwood, and although he is currently working on a different project, "the understanding is that when he is done with that he will turn his attention to [writing the] script" for the movie.
While scheduling is going to be a bitch, since most of the cast members are working on other things, Lombardo says Milch is confident he can make it work, and that “Some casts and creators form a bond that becomes relevant for the rest of their lives. This was a defining moment for a lot of them.” The planned television movie is obviously still a long way off from production, but I for one can't wait for the return of Deadwood.