July 25 2018

Deadwood Movie is a Go, but I’m Nervous

Deadwood ended in 2006, and it ended on a cliffhanger. But 12 years later is it worth risking the goodwill of the fans on a film?

Ever since Deadwood ended after three seasons in 2006, talk immediately started discussing a movie to wrap things up, but it dragged on and on and on, and it looked like it was never going to happen. On Wednesday the Deadwood movie finally became a reality, but I just don’t know if I can bother at this point.

This is one of those series that, even with a cliffhanger ending, was about as close to perfection as anything I had ever watched. With 12 years under our belt it’s hard to imagine recapturing that fire. The actors have grown in their craft, moved on to other jobs and so on. Coming back in for a one-and-done movie doesn’t usually work well.

There is no question I will still watch it when it hits HBO, but I am going to go in with a lot of anxiety about what I’m about to witness.

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