Deadwood returns with guns blazing

Ian McShane (above), John Hawkes and Timothy Olyphant star in Deadwood: The Movie.
Ian McShane (above), John Hawkes and Timothy Olyphant star in Deadwood: The Movie.PHOTOS: HBO
Ian McShane, John Hawkes (right) and Timothy Olyphant (left) star in Deadwood: The Movie.
Ian McShane, John Hawkes (right) and Timothy Olyphant (left) star in Deadwood: The Movie.PHOTOS: HBO

Cult series on the Wild West frontier town finally comes to a close 13 years later with Deadwood: The Movie

It did not have a huge audience, but the cult series Deadwood (2004 to 2006) pops up on many critics' lists of the best television shows of all time, praised for its viscerally violent, profane and vivid depiction of an 1870s frontier town in the Old West.

Thirteen years after it was unceremoniously cancelled, fans finally get an epilogue with Deadwood: The Movie, now streaming on HBO Go and getting reviews as glowing as those for the show, with a 97 per cent score on aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2019, with the headline 'Deadwood returns with guns blazing'. Print Edition | Subscribe