HBO is getting our hopes up about the fucking Deadwood movie again

In March, former Deadwood star Timothy Olyphant suggested that “there’s no fucking way” the long-in-the-works Deadwood movie will ever happen, crushing the hopes of everyone who wants to see some foul-mouthed cowboys on HBO who aren’t robots. Despite what Olyphant thinks, though, Deadline believes the Deadwood movie…

R.I.P. Powers Boothe, actor from Deadwood, Sin City, and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

As confirmed from a publicist by TV Line, actor Powers Boothe died in his sleep on Sunday morning from natural causes. News of his death first came from Beau Bridges, who eulogized Boothe in a tweet that referred to him as “a dear friend, great actor, devoted father, and husband.” Boothe was probably best known these…

Ian McShane says a Deadwood movie script’s made its way to HBO

Although it seems to be held together by fans’ wishful thinking and the cast’s tweets, a Deadwood movie is ostensibly in some form of pre-preproduction at HBO. Last year, HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo said series creator David Milch had the network’s “commitment” to make a movie that would take us…

Killing above your weight class: 26 unexpected assassins

The Wire’s Omar Little (Michael K. Williams) earned his status as a fan favorite for his unique mix of competence and bravado, which allowed him to make a very successful living robbing Baltimore’s most dangerous drug dealers. Despite numerous attempts on his life, he survives until the fifth season when he goes to…

Watch what you read: 19 essential books about TV

Among its 100-plus lists, the 2009 Inventory book (now available for the low, low price of a penny!) contains “TV Guides: 5 essential books about TV.” The books it highlights—The Late Shift by Bill Carter, Live From New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, Total Television by Alex McNeil, The Glass Teat by…

Read This: How Deadwood’s David Milch lost $100 million gambling on horses

At 70, writer-producer David Milch should be enjoying the rewards of a long, successful career in television. Widely respected in the industry, he has written for Steven Bochco’s acclaimed Hill Street Blues and co-created Bochco’s NYPD Blue. He was the executive producer of HBO’s Deadwood. He’s taught literature at…

Garret Dillahunt might be trying to will a Deadwood movie into existence on Twitter

Actor Garret Dillahunt, who played two separate characters on HBO’s much lamented Deadwood, has reported on social media that he’s heard “credible rumors” about the possibility of a movie set in David Milch’s frontier haven for Shakespearean swears. And, as with all completely credible reports of million-dollar film…