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Deadwood’s W Earl Brown Goes Crazy For The Movie Script — Calls It Gut-Wrenching

For those unaware of the TV show Deadwood, you might be wondering why there is any fuss at all for this upcoming Deadwood movie. Let’s just say, you need to go watch HBO’s Deadwood TV show ASAP.

Deadwood was in many ways just ahead of its time in a world where the likes of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead had not yet hit TV screens. It also ended two years before Breaking Bad began and changed the way people looked at TV shows. Netflix was something very different and old-fashioned episodic TV shows were still the norm.

Because of this and despite of rave critical reviews and a ton of Emmy awards, Deadwood was cancelled by HBO at the end of Season 3. As such, the story was never really finished, we never really got to see what ultimately became of certain story arcs and certain character fates. I was sad to see it go as I was a huge fan, yet I can’t recall too many specifics of the story from that long ago. (Excuse to re-watch I think?)

We were always told that HBO had agreed to Deadwood creator David Milch finishing the story across one or more two hour movies, and yet, these never materialised and many thought it was dead. Then at a TV Critics Association press tour, Casey Bloys the HBO President of Programming confirmed that a Deadwood movie from David Milch is on its way, with production starting in October. This obviously made many fans very excited to finally see some sort of resolution to a great TV show.

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We have been told almost all the cast of the show will be returning, including the likes of Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Kim Dickens and Brad Dourif to name only some of them. The only cast member confirmed to not be returning is Titus Welliver due to other work commitments. One of the cast who is extremely excited to be returning to Deadwood is W Earl Brown (True Detective, Preacher). He took to Twitter to herald the brilliance of the script from Milch. Let’s look at what he had to say.

My only worry for the return of Deadwood is how much time that’s passed since the last episode. The cast all look a damn sight older than they did back in the day (except McShane, he’s looked that age since 1989). Will this be set many years after the events of Season 3, would that make any sense? I guess we will just have to wait and see what Milch and the production team puts together?

I’ll be checking out Deadwood with fingers crossed, what about you? Excited to see what Milch has cooked up in the last decade? Share your thoughts in the usual place below.

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SOURCE: W Earl Brown (via Twitter)

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