Deadwood might not be coming back to HBO after all
Remember all of that talk about a series of Deadwood two-hour movies that was mentioned after the HBO series ended in 2006? Well, it was all a figment of your imagination. In fact, television and HBO are part of your imagination as well. It's just my plan to lull you into a false sense of security while I try to take over the world! Mwha-hahahahahahahahahaha!
Ahem . . . sorry.
In all seriousness it looks like any chance of Deadwood returning to the pay-cable network in any form are pretty much, er, dead. That's according to network executive Michael Lombardo, who spoke to reporters during TCA this past week. Lombardo said that bringing Deadwood back is a doable but daunting task. First, he would need to have show creator David Milch recharge his batteries after completing the first season of John From Cincinnati. Then, Milch would need to pull the cast together again.
That's the difficult part, according to Lombardo, since most of the cast didn't wait around to see what would happen to the show. In fact, most of them have gone on to other television shows and films. Granted, it could be done; however, it may not be financially wise for the network to bring back the show.
So, now is the time to get those Deadwood petitions up and running again to save the program in one form or another. Hey, it worked for Jericho so you never know.