TCA: “Deadwood” might be dead

POSTED BY STUART LEVINE

For those waiting for the “Deadwood” two-hour movies, don’t hold your breath.

Deadwood2_3After the show ended amid a PR mess last year with George Hearst leaving town, HBO said it would bring the Western back to satisfy fans who felt there was little closure. But now network exec Michael Lombardo told critics at TCA Thursday that the movies were “doable but daunting.”

Creator David Milch has just finished up “John From Cincinnati,” which is the series that took his attention away from “Deadwood.” To get “Deadwood” back up and running, Milch would have to recharge his batteries and assuming he’s interested in going back to the Black Hills, the actors would have to be rounded up again.

That’s no easy task. Many of the thesps have moved on to other shows and films. Plus, it might not be a financially wise decision to bring back the entire production.

“We’ve had no conversations with David yet,” Lombardo said. “We’re still interested but it may not happen.”

— Stuart Levine

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  1. mob says:

    typical HBO move…tease us to keep us around and then back out..
    I, amongst many others, have had it with HBO and Milch…John from Cincinatti is no Deadwood and Milch needs to get his head together and do something because he is alienating his fans. JFC doesn’t have the fan base that Deadwood did and is losing viewers every week..
    HBO will live to regret many recent decisions including the demise of “Rome”
    As it is, they are giving it away free if you threaten to cancel.

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