'Deadwood' Revival Script 'Has Been Delivered to HBO,' Says Ian McShane
The long-agitating "Deadwood" revival project has finally seen the light. Ian McShane, who plays Al Swearengen on the original series, has confirmed that the script "has been delivered to HBO."
The "Game of Thrones" actor tells TVLine that series creator David Milch's "two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO." He later jokingly adds, "If they [HBO] don't deliver [a finished product], blame them."
Ian further reveals that he has discussed "some of" the script with David. "I'll be seeing him for lunch [soon]," he says, before adding, "We'd all love to do it… It would be nice to see all of the old gang again."
Ian's confirmation marks a significant progress to the revival since it was confirmed that the project had been commissioned on the network. HBO's top programming exec Casey Bloys said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour back in January, "I haven't read [David]'s script yet." He added, "I know he's working on it. But I have not seen anything yet."
"Deadwood" ran for three seasons between 2004 and 2006. The cult drama followed the residents of the real Wild West town of Deadwood, South Dakota and included historical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and Wyatt Earp. The series successfully nabbed eight Primetime Emmy Awards out of 28 nominations.
Ian, meanwhile, is starring on Starz's "American Gods" where he portrays a character named Mr. Wednesday. Also starring Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Corbin Bernsen and Kristin Chenoweth, "American Gods" is slated to bow on Sunday, April 30 at 9 P.M. ET on Starz.
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