Did you think you’d only get one dose of Ian McShane goodness today? Well, think again as HBO has answered the cries of millions, by releasing a teaser trailer for the upcoming Deadwood movie. Here, just go watch it, I know you’re here for it, not me. It’s ok.
If you notice the title of the video, they use the word “tease”. That’s the best designation for it, as seeing all these familiar faces sure can make someone anxious. Just about everyone you could hope to see make a return, does so. In addition to McShane, there are glimpses here of Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, John Hawkes, William Sanderson, Gerald Rainey and a few others. Iconic locations pop up and to be honest, this just needs to get in front of our faces as soon as possible.
Up until now plot details have been more than scarce. What we do know is it’ll center on characters reuniting to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Here’s all HBO is officially letting slip:
“Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.”
It’s interesting to think about Deadwood, as it concerns the current TV paradigm. In a way, the show is a relic of the past, much like the Old West it recreates. The original run ended rather abruptly, getting cancelled after three seasons. Were that to happen today, there’s a chance it would have gotten picked up else where. Or at the very least the movie would have happened sooner. No one’s really complaining, as this movie looks to correct those past misdeeds.
What say you all? Do you think a movie is long overdue? Or is it happening at the right time? Does this look good to you? Who are you most excited to potentially see turn up? Sound off in the comments below. Grab some whiskey, six-shooters, mustache wax and a gaggle of friends to gather round on May 31st, when Deadwood: The Movie premieres, exclusively on HBO.