Twelve years after “Deadwood” left the airwaves, HBO has announced that its Emmy-winning western series will return as a TV movie in 2019. Production began this week for the telefilm that’s set a decade after the events of the show’s original 1870s timeline. So which cast members are returning for the “Deadwood” movie and which new star has been announced? Click through our photo gallery above for all the f***ing details.
Of course, what would “Deadwood” be without foul-mouthed Al Swearengen (played by Ian McShane) and anti-hero Seth Bullock (portrayed by Timothy Olyphant)? The actors’ on-screen rivalry gave viewers some of the best moments in the show’s three-season history, including their knock-down drag-out fight that resulted in criminal and sheriff toppling over the balcony and onto the muddy thoroughfare. Both leading men are back for the TV movie, and they’ve also been promoted to executive producers.
McShane earned an Emmy nomination for his role in 2005, but was snubbed thereafter. He did, however, prevail at the Golden Globes in 2005, saying at the podium, “This show is great. I’d like to thank the extraordinary group of people I work with led by Timothy Olyphant, my friend and fellow actor. The cast, the extraordinary writing or David Milch, who made it all possible. It’s a great character. In fact, it’s the best gig I’ve ever had.” Milch serves as the writer of the new telefilm while Daniel Minahan will direct.
Besides McShane and Olyphant, the other 10 returning actors are Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst). The one new cast member is Jade Pettyjohn (Caroline), who stars alongside Nicole Kidman in the upcoming film “Destroyer.”