Al Swearengen is f—in’ back. HBO released the first trailer for “Deadwood: The Movie” on Thursday, which was also the 15th anniversary of the series premiere of “Deadwood.”
The teaser (watch above) doesn’t give too much away from the film, which is scheduled to premiere Friday, May 31 at 8/7c, aka the final day of Emmy eligibility, but it’s so nice to see those faces and ‘staches again. Set in 1889, the film follows Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) & Co. as they reunite after a decade to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Needless to say, things don’t go too smoothly. Per HBO, “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.”
“You ever think, Bullock, of not going straight at a thing,” Al asks in the clip.
“No,” Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) deadpans.
Honestly, the only thing missing from the teaser are those trademark Al F-bombs. Where’s the red-band version of this?
Besides McShane and Olyphant, the movie also features returning cast members 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. New cast members include Jade Pettyjohn, who most recently played Nicole Kidman‘s daughter in “Destroyer.” Daniel Minahan directed from a script by series creator David Milch.
“Deadwood” accrued 28 Emmy nominations during its three-season run, winning eight, albeit none of the top prizes.
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