The Emmy Award-winning show, created by David Milch, starred Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane in the lawless town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the 1870s. It ran for three seasons until it was scrapped in 2006.
Actor Garret Dillahunt, who played geologist Francis Wolcott, recently sparked rumors of a revival in a series of Twitter posts, writing, “So uh… I’m hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie. #Everybodypray.”
He also lobbied network executives at HBO for a film to offer deserving fans “some closure”.
Now HBO bosses have addressed the claims, confirming they are contemplating revisiting Deadwood, but insisting nothing has been decided.
A statement released to The Hollywood Reporter reads, “In reference to Garret Dillahunt’s tweet regarding the rumored Deadwood movie, there have only been very preliminary conversations.”