Past And Future Collide In The New Deadwood Movie Trailer

Deadwood: The Movie

by James White |
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Though we'd begun to wonder if the planned TV movie to wrap up superb frontier drama Deadwood (which had its televisual legs shot out from under it in 2006 after three seasons) would ever happen, it was filmed last year and heads to small screens at the end of next month. A new, typically curse-and-violence-laden trailer is here to remind us of that fact.

With creator David Milch providing the typically verbal and profanity-laden script and veteran Deadwood director Daniel Minahan marshalling the bloody, chatty milieu, the film will see characters from the town reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood and the arrival of now-Senator George Ambrose Hearst (Gerald McRaney), who has big plans to bring modern communications to the outlier community. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

Principle players Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, W. Earl Brown, William Sanderson and Kim Dickens, with McShane and Olyphant on typically top form.

HBO has confirmed the 31 May airdate for the two-hour film, which will also be shown on Sky Atlantic in the UK (though there's been no announcement as to when it'll hit our screens just yet).

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