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The Cast Of Deadwood: Where Are They Now?
Find out which town McShane and co rode into next

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Deadwood: three seasons, 36 episodes, every other word a “fuck”. David Milch’s superb HBO Western series took the real history and many genuine characters from the South Dakota territories of the 1870s, and crafted a series that was riveting, brutal, often hilarious and always astonishingly written. The series was cut off in its prime for reasons never really explained (the official word seemed to be expense), and while there was talk of a couple of TV-movies to wrap up the storyline, these never materialised. Thankfully, we do at least have history to tell us some of what happened next. Deadwood burned to the ground in 1899, and Al Swearengen was found dead from a massive blow to the head on a Denver street in 1904.

If you’re looking for more, Milch based much of the show’s research on the work of historian Watson Parker. And while it’s not an official source for the show, you could do a lot worse than read Pete Dexter’s novel Deadwood.

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Doesn't Molly Parker's photo appear in Boardwalk Empire? I thought she was Nucky's dead wife. Did I imagine that? Also Hawkes was Kenny Powers' broseph... More

Posted by iain81 on Thursday January 16, 2014, 15:09

Doesn't Molly Parker's photo appear in Boardwalk Empire? I thought she was Nucky's dead wife. Did I imagine that? Also Hawkes was Kenny Powers' broseph... More

Posted by iain81 on Thursday January 16, 2014, 15:09

KEONE YOUNG was in the 6th Season of Sons of Anarchy. More

Posted by rytters on Wednesday January 15, 2014, 04:08

4 What about Dan?
Where's Dan Dority? W. Earl Brown? There from the first to the last and such a great character. Capable of the greatest evil but still possessed of a soul. Worthy inclusion purely on his fight with Hearst's corresponding hard man in Season 3. He rips out an eye, c'mon! More

Posted by SikPupp on Tuesday January 14, 2014, 20:18

Why do people keep heralding Zero effect as this great hidden gem i almost felt embaressed for myself and the cast whilst watching it, it was a crappy movie at best. More

Posted by hi charlie on Tuesday January 14, 2014, 19:29

6 RE: The Cast Of Deadwood: Where Are They Now?
I love this show. For me it is better than either The Soprano's and The Wire for the three series it ran for. Great acting, writing, characters, incidents, dialogue, costume, etc etc - McShane was a beast of course and the character of Hearst was like the Devil himself. Made me laugh at times as well though as well as cringe and the violence was sporadic but had real effect because of this. Such a shame it ended when it did. Great stuff. More

Posted by MDG_78 on Tuesday January 14, 2014, 15:03

7 IMDB is your friend
Some dodgy info regarding the awards the show and its stars won or were nominated for. Ian McShane won a Golden Globe in 2005. Brad Dourif was NOMINATED for an Emmy in 2004 (did not win). Also, whoever did the picture annotations has no sense of direction. More

Posted by kemikalrxn on Tuesday January 14, 2014, 14:41

Can't believe you didn't mention Simon and Simon, Gerald McRaney will always remind me of that the most. More

Posted by deathstarkiller on Tuesday January 14, 2014, 14:16

9 Paula Malcomson
Paula is superb playing Liev Schreibers wife Abby in Ray Donovan More

Posted by Tosh on Tuesday January 14, 2014, 11:16

10 "All Great Men Have Mustaches!"
"Yeah, but real men grow them!" You seem to have accidentally missed Ian Mcshane's greatest role post-Deadwood...Frank Powell! More

Posted by sirvolkar on Tuesday January 14, 2014, 08:37

And yes, what about the Reverend? He's not only a great character actor, stealing every scene in one season of Sons Of Anarchy and a great little role recently in Mud. But surely creating, writing and directing an amazing tv show in 'Rectify' warrants an inclusion. This was a show that Empire listed in their top 10 of the year. More

Posted by Megalo-who? on Monday January 13, 2014, 23:00

Can't believe you didn't mention 'Treme', Kim Dickens most substantial role since Deadwood. She's HBO royalty. More

Posted by Megalo-who? on Monday January 13, 2014, 22:57

13 Creepy
I have just finished the third season. This is creepy. Great show. Wish it had one more season. Miss them all already More

Posted by kirk on Monday January 13, 2014, 17:50

14 Ray McKinnon!
He played Reverend Smith in Deadwood and also went onto appear in Sons Of Anarchy as Lincoln Potter. I'm surprised he wasn't included on the list. More

Posted by no1psh on Monday January 13, 2014, 17:23

15 Keone Young- Sons of Anarchy
Don't forget he was Lin in this season of Sons. Yet another Deadwood alumni to join the show! More

Posted by Blacklisted on Monday January 13, 2014, 16:01

16 "... hero of the disastrous Hitman.."
I'd not call Hitman disastrous when its made $100million on a $24million budget. Nore, given the fact that based on that they were going to make a sequel, which has since morphed into a reboot which is meant to be closer to the game.... Heck, while it may not be the best movie in the world, its a hell of a lot better then most video game based movies you could name.... Doom. Mortal Kombat. Pretty much anyand every Uwe Boll movie you care to name. More

Posted by GrizBe on Monday January 13, 2014, 15:39

17 Kim Dickens
Fantastic actress. She has a pivotal role in the adaptation of "Gone Girl" and lasting role in "Treme". More

Posted by bradcam72 on Monday January 13, 2014, 15:09

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