‘Fear The Walking Dead’s’ Kim Dickens Offers a ‘Deadwood’ Movie Update

Ten years ago this month, HBO brought Deadwood to a premature conclusion after three seasons, which enraged fans. And if you really want to get them pissed off, ask them how much they liked John From Cincinnati! HBO offered hardcore Deadwood fans some small chance that the series could return as a miniseries or a TV movie. But it’s been a decade, and there’s been little movement on the project…until now.

Earlier this year, HBO admitted that Deadwood TV film was finally in the works, although series creator David Milch didn’t seem to be in much of a hurry to finish writing it. However, Entertainment Weekly recently spoke with former Deadwood star Kim Dickens, and she said that she has not only met with Milch about the project, he read her a few scenes from the script.

“We sat at lunch and he read a few scenes to me between Stubbs, Tolliver, and Jane,” related Dickens. “He read all the parts. It was amazing, it was funny, it was sad. It was all that it was.” She added that “lots of [former Deadwood cast members] have had our lunches with him…I just know that everybody would do whatever they could to be a part of it.”

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Dickens portrayed Joanie Stubbs on the series, an enterprising woman was the owner of the Chez Amis. She’s currently the star of Fear The Walking Dead on AMC, which illustrates one of the biggest obstacles in the way of a Deadwood comeback. Almost all of the major cast members continue to be in high demand, with film and television projects of their own. Despite that, Dickens expressed hope that HBO and Milch are “aiming for sooner than later” for the reunion film. 

Considering that there isn’t even a production schedule firmly in place it seems like we’re at least a year or two away from finding some closure in Deadwood. But knowing Milch, it could be even longer than that.

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