When Deadwood ended in 2006 after a three year run, HBO execs suggested that the series could continue in a pair of HBO movies to wrap the story up. Well, nothing ever materialized, that is until the current television landscape entered into revival fever. Then, there was talk of a script being commissioned, then it actually existed, and then interviews with former cast members spoke of them having read said script.
Monday brought some unexpectedly happy news. A Deadwood movie set 10 or so years after the series is already in production and all the original cast is back. Huzzah!
This is now the third of TV shows that I care about to be revived.
The X-Files ended in 2002 and came back in 2008 with The X-Files: I Want to Believe feature film. A revival was launched in 2016 and ran for two seasons. It was off the air for 6 years before the movie premiered and 8 years passed between the movie and revival.
Gilmore Girls ended in 2007 and came back in 2016 for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. It was off the air for 9 years.
Deadwood ended in 2006 and the revival movie will air in 2019. It will have been off the air for 13 years.
And because I can't talk about reviving cancelled tv shows without bringing up Hannibal. It's been off the air since 2015. That 3 1/2 years and counting.
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