It’s taken 13 years, but the Deadwood movie, which continues the story of the HBO series that ended in 2006, is finally ready to show itself to the world. HBO has announced that the film will premiere on the network on May 31 and released the first teaser trailer, giving fans a small taste of what to expect.
The movie returns to the town of Deadwood as South Dakota celebrates its statehood in 1889. The plot synopsis from HBO reads, “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.”
Perhaps most exciting is practically the entire cast is returning for the project, including Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, 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. Additionally, Jade Pettyjohn (The Last Ship) is joining the ensemble. They have joined forces once more with series creator David Milch, who wrote the film, and director Daniel Minahan, who helmed episodes of the series, as well as installments of Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, and American Crime Story.
It was less than a year ago that HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed that the film was actually coming to the network. At the time, corporate communications chief Quentin Schaffer joking, “We’ve been asked the Deadwood question for 11 consecutive years.” Now the answer is set in stone.
Deadwood: The Movie premieres on HBO on May 31.