It’s time to return to Deadwood! The beloved HBO series will finally wrap up its story with a film, debuting this Friday!
Last summer, I binged watched Deadwood, and I loved it! The setting and writing are incredible. The characters are layered. And absolutely no one can cuss like Ian McShane. Al Swearengen makes swearing a damned art form.
Deadwood is full of incredible actors and an over-arcing storyline that was unceremoniously cut off off when the series was cancelled in 2006.
The film will pick up ten years after the events of the season three finale. Some characters are making the journey back to Deadwood for the first time in ten years. While others have remained in Deadwood, building up the town.
In the trailers, it appears the biggest threat will be George Hearst, who is now a senator. He’s the absolute worst and has always been that way. What will he do when he finds out that Trixie wasn’t killed when he ordered Al to do it? What will Sol do? Or even Seth?
In addition to Hearst, the trailer shows us that Alma is back in town. How will that affect Seth? They didn’t part on the best of terms, and in the trailer, it appears that Seth is still with Martha. He has a little boy on his shoulders as well. Did they finally have a child together?
E.B. is back and so is Mr. Wu. Calamity Jane and Joanie may or may not end up being an item, but for now they’re sharing the screen together again and that’s enough. One thing that makes me sad is that Powers Boothe (Cy Tolliver) passed away in 2017 before filming ever started. His character will be dearly missed in the film.
The story seems to center on Al and Seth talking about what’s to come for the town and South Dakota’s new statehood. No doubt, these two will join forces to take down Hearst, and I’m here for this!
If you haven’t seen Deadwood, there’s still time to binge watch it!
A word of warning, if you don’t like cursing or coarse language, it might not be for you. I believe it holds a record for using the word “fuck” more times in a single minute of television than any other show. It also contains its fair share of racial slurs, and there are some anti-semitic comments towards one of its main characters, too. Be prepared for that going in.
Take a look at the trailers and two stills below, and get ready to watch on May 31st!
Deadwood: The Movie premieres Friday at 8/7c on HBO.