Kim Dickens Teases ‘Deadwood’ Revival Scenes From David Milch
The latest HBO press conferences came and went without any significant update on a Deadwood revival, but even if HBO hasn’t yet read any of David Milch’s scripts, star Kim Dickens has. The Fear The Walking Dead lead teases new scenes that the Deadwood creator previewed for her, including a brand-new top hat.
Take this with a grain of salt for the moment, as Milch was previously said to have “stacks” of Deadwood scripts that may or may not make it into any potential revival. That said, Dickens spoke to Entertainment Weekly to reveal that Milch had read her a few new portions, including some fan-favorite characters:
I know he’s writing. I know lots of us have had out 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.
Even more, Dickens teased that she’d kept the two top hats that Joanie Stubbs had been seen to wear, though costumer Janie Bryant would provide her with new wardrobe, rather than call on any old pieces. Last we heard, HBO boss Casey Bloys offered a brief update on the proceedings, only to say “David [Milch] is writing the script. We haven’t read it. I imagine it will be very good but I’ll let you know when I see the script. I feel good about it but I can’t tell you for sure.”
Bloys’ predecessor Mike Lombardo had previously spoken to Milch having pitched a general idea, though admittedly one that was subject to change. Series star Ian McShane also seemed to think something might shake out by the end of 2016.
Of course, it’d still be up to Milch to gather the prolific cast (sadly without Ralph Richeson), which in three seasons included Dickens, McShane, Justified lead Timothy Olyphant, Jessica Jones alum Robin Weigert, Breaking Bad breakout Anna Gunn, Paula Malcolmson, Molly Parker, and many more. Deadwood ran from 2004 to 2006, showcasing the rise of Deadwood, South Dakota from frontier gold prospecting camp to fully-annexed territory.
Milch’s current HBO work with Shadow Country will take precedence over a Deadwood movie, but could the official greenlight come soon? Will Kim Dickens’ Joanie Stubbs manage to return?