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'Deadwood' Is Finally Fuckin' Coming Back

The beloved and profane but painfully short-lived HBO series will return in the form of a movie.

by VICE Staff
Jan 8 2016, 5:20pm

Ian McShane as Al Swearengen

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Deadwood, the short-lived Western HBO show that was beloved by fans for its intensity, black comedy, period detail, and top-shelf, profanity-laced dialogue is coming back from the grave after nine years. On Thursday night, TVLine reported that HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said series creator David Milch had the green light to make a movie for the network—a confirmation of rumors that have been swirling for months.

The series ended in 2006 after its third season with a lot of unresolved questions and new characters being introduced, and since then its reputation has grown as it attracted new viewers through streaming services and DVDs. Milch's notable shows since then, Luck and John from Cincinnati, are known, respectively, for dead horses and nothing in particular, so it will be good to have him back working on something that a lot of people have been clamoring for for a long time.

There's no release date set for the movie, and obviously no promise it will live up the the high expectations set by the series, but at least we'll be getting more of Ian McShane's Al Swearengen in the near future.

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