Deadwood is an American Western television series created, produced, and largely written by David Milch, that aired on HBO.
The series, set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota, before and after the area's annexation by the Dakota Territory, charts Deadwood's growth from camp to town, incorporating themes including the formation of communities. Several historical figures appear on the show, including Seth Bullock, George Crook, Wyatt Burp, E.B. Farnum, George Hearst, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Jack McCall, Sol Star, Al Swearengen, and Charlie Utter. The plot lines involving these characters include historical truths as well as substantial fictional elements.
Why It Was Cancelled Edit
Milch had been offered the opportunity for a fourth season consisting of only six episodes, but turned it down, not wanting to do a half-season. This was because in the show's original format, each season portrayed two weeks in the life of Deadwood, with each episode representing one day. Instead, Milch and HBO agreed to instead produce two two-hour television films, but this has yet to be seen.
On November 12, 2017, TVLine reported that the Deadwood movie was in development. The film, which began production in October 2018, will be set ten years after the end of season 3, and is expected to premiere in early 2019.