UPDATED 2X: Is this happening or not? Well, when they start building sets, it’s usually a good sign.
Actress Robin Weigert, who played Calamity Jane on the series, told The L.A. Times this week: “It’s safe enough to say it’s happening this fall. There’s a set being built and tax incentives to get it done. A lot of [actors] have signed on. There’s a 90% chance it’ll finally happen.”
UPDATED: Here’s an update on this movie. Kim Dickens, who played Joanie Stubbs in the show and is now the lead on AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” told EW this week that she’s talked with Milch about returning to the role and that she’s already heard at least one of the scene from the film read aloud:
“I know he’s writing…I know lots of us have had our lunches with him. I’ve had my lunch with him, personally. We sat at lunch and he read a few scenes to me between Stubbs, Tolliver, and Jane… He read all the parts. It was amazing, it was funny, it was sad. It was all that it was.”
Elsewhere and in news unrelated, we’re going to have a very cool interview in the near future. Let’s just say, we found out some neat stuff about 48 Hrs…
PREVIOUSLY: One of the manliest TV shows of the past decade, I think most will agree, was western series Deadwood. However it was kind of cut off short by HBO and didn’t finish up as well as it should have, most are going to agree with that too and it is a legit complaint.
Last year there was talk of a full blown movie, but only rumours.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday, HBO’s programming president Michael Lombardo tells TV Line that it’s definitely happening. David Milch has apparently come up with a story that the network was happy enough with that Lombardo personally gave Milch the green light:
“David has our commitment that we are going to do it. He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be – and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.”
Chalk another one up for the western revival then.