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55 min
Crime | Drama | History | Western
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Won Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 53 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2004-03-21
Filming Locations: Frazier Park, California, USA
Gale Harold
Gale Harold
Philip Moon
Philip Moon
Timothy Olyphant
Seth Bullock
Ian McShane
Al Swearengen
Molly Parker
Alma Garret
Brad Dourif
Doc Cochran
W. Earl Brown
Dan Dority
John Hawkes
Sol Star
Paula Malcomson
Dayton Callie
Charlie Utter
Leon Rippy
Tom Nuttall
William Sanderson
E.B. Farnum
Robin Weigert
Calamity Jane
Sean Bridgers
Johnny Burns
Bree Seanna Wall
Sofia Metz
Jim Beaver
Whitney Ellsworth
Jeffrey Jones
A.W. Merrick
Kim Dickens
Joanie Stubbs
Powers Boothe
Cy Tolliver
Titus Welliver
Silas Adams
Peter Jason
Con Stapleton
Anna Gunn
Martha Bullock
Larry Cedar
Geri Jewell
Ralph Richeson
Keone Young
Mr. Wu
Ashleigh Kizer
Garret Dillahunt
Francis Wolcott
Did you know?
Until the end of Season Two, the character of Ellsworth did not have a first name. When it was decided to give him a first name, the actor portraying the role, 'Jim Beaver', requested that he be given the first name Whitney, after Whitney Ellsworth, producer of Adventures of Superman (1952), whom Beaver knew from his research for a book on the life of "Superman" star George Reeves.
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Two actors in this series have daughters who played minor roles (as prostitutes). Parisse Boothe, the daughter of Powers Boothe, plays Tess, in 5 episodes, and Fiona Dourif, the daughter of Brad Dourif, appears in 3 episodes as the Chez Ami Whore.
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According to a 2004 Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles interview with show creator David Milch, when John Hawkes first met Milch to audition for the role of Sol Star, Hawkes told Milch that he was not actually Jewish (unlike both the real-life Star and the "Deadwood" character). Milch's response was to ask Hawkes, "Have you ever felt shame or sadness or ostracized?" When Hawkes responded, "Every day," Milch told him, "Then you're Jewish."
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The series shows Seth Bullock and Sol Starr witness Wild Bill Hickok's arrival in Deadwood, however in reality, Wild Bill arrived in Deadwood two weeks prior to Bullock. Bullock arrived in Deadwood on 1 August 1876, the day before Bill was killed by Jack McCall.
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Episode 1: A portion of blacktop highway and guard railing is visible behind Hickock's wagon as it descends the hill into Deadwood.
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In one scene set in the Gem Saloon, the tune to "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" is played on the piano. This song was composed in 1912, and the show is set in 1876-77.
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Al Swearengen: In life you have to do a lot of things you don't fucking want to do. Many times, that's what the fuck life is... one vile fucking task after another.
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Al Swearengen: [to Seth Bullock] You would not want to be staring like that at me.
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Wild Bill Hickok: Sure you wanna quit playing, Jack? The game's always between you and getting called a cunt.
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How does the series end?
Technically it doesn't. Season 3 ended with every intention of coming back for a fourth season. But the show was canceled suddenly, so pretty much every character's fate is left open.
When are the Deadwood movies coming (are they coming at all)?
Although the agreement to make 2 2-hour HBO movies to finish Deadwood's arc has been reached, the deal was tentative and shaky, so at the moment no real answer can be given. One hard fact is that as of now (April 9, 2007) the movies have not yet begun filming. Milch has collaborated with another writer on the movies, and the last time he was heard from on the subject he said he would like to begin the filming of the first movie in summer 2007 once his new project, John From Cincinnati, was wrapped up. However, the only facts are the movies *might* be made and have not been yet. We are all waiting and, if prior experience with HBO is any indication, we won't know for sure until the moment it is definitely being made (or isn't).2013 UPDATE: There were initial plans to conclude the series with two special TV movies, but the plans have not come to fruition. Several of the stars have since commented that the series is now unlikely to return. HBO had repeatedly asserted that the two movies could still be made, but it noted in July 2008 that the possibility of the two TV movies being made was very low.
Will there be a season 4?
On May 13, 2006, HBO confirmed it had opted not to pick up the options of the actors, which were set to expire on June 11, 2006. This meant that a fourth season with the current cast as it stood was unlikely, though HBO had stressed that the show was not cancelled and talks regarding its future were continuing. The chances of the show returning with its current lineup of cast and crew, however, were limited.On June 5, 2006, HBO and creator David Milch agreed to make two two-hour television films in place of a fourth season, after Milch declined a short-order of 6 episodes. This was because in the show's original form, each season was only a few weeks in length, with each episode being one day, in the town of Deadwood. The final two-hour format would release these time restraints and allow for a broader narrative to finish off the series.In a January 13, 2007 interview, David Milch stated that he still intended to finish the two films, if possible. On July 12, 2007, HBO executives admitted that producing the telefilms would be difficult and put the chances of their ever being made at "50-50".Actor Ian McShane claimed in an interview on October 1, 2007 that the show's sets were due to be dismantled and that the movies would not be made; however he was referring to the show-related set pieces, i.e. front added to the buildings, props, etc., the set as itself, "Melody Ranch", being unchanged at least as of 2010. Actors Jim Beaver and W. Earl Brown commented a day later that they considered the series to be over.In the March 17, 2009 episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, McShane repeated that 'Deadwood is dead.'In a January 14, 2011 interview in Esquire, Milch said "I don't know that the last word has been said on the subject ... I still nourish the hope that we're going to get to do a little more work in that area."
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Photos from cast
Alice Krige Mike Hagerty Gale Harold Philip Moon Pruitt Taylor Vince
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