‘Deadwood’ movie begins shooting, 12 years after series ended on HBO

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2005 file photo, David Milch, left, creator of the HBO series "Deadwood," appears on the set with Larry Cedar, center, and Peter Jason in Santa Clarita, Calif. HBO says it's greenlighted a long-discussed movie based on the Western drama that ended a dozen years ago. The critically acclaimed, award-winning series was set in the rough-and-tumble South Dakota mining town of the title. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

(LOS ANGELES) — The long-awaited Deadwood movie has finally started shooting, 12 years after the Western ended its run on HBO.

The film will feature most of the original cast and will take place 10 years after the events of the series, which ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2006.

The plot will feature the characters reuniting to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood, thus reigniting old rivalries and testing alliances.

Among the 12 returning cast members are Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Paker, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Kim Dickens, Gerald McRaney, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, Paula Malcomson, and William Sanderson.

The film will also include a new cast member, Jade Pettyjohn, who will play the character Caroline. Details about the new character are so far under wraps.

The Deadwood film is eyeing a spring 2019 release.

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