Fans of Deadwood have been chomping at the bit for the show to make a comeback ever since the series was cancelled after three seasons in 2006. There has been a lot of talk of a revival TV movie for HBO, with the script already in the hands of the powers that be there, however, the main problem seems to be with getting all of the cast back together again.
"It’s very hard to get people together for a barbecue that lasts an afternoon, let alone to get everyone together for a production that lasts a month or two," former Deadwood star Timothy Olyphant told radio host Rich Eisen in an interview on Thursday.
The hit Western series, created by David Milch, starred Ian McShane as merciless saloon owner Al Swearengen, along with Olyphant as Seth Bullock, Molly Parker as Alma Garet and Brad Dourif as Doc Cochran.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys told EW back in January that a revival movie would likely kick off this year, saying: "(assuming) we can get the actors - their deals and schedules lined up - and the budget, which I think is close, we’re going to do this possibly in ’18 sometime.
"There are a lot of logistics that have to come together. The actors are on different shows. Assuming we can get them together, it’s looking very good,"
Sounds like we may have a while longer to wait yet according to Olyphant though, but sure look, we've come this far, what's another year or two.