Deadwood


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Deadwood is an American western television series created, produced and largely written by David Milch and aired on the premium cable network HBO from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, spanning three 12-episode seasons. The show is set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota, before and after the area's annexation by the Dakota Territory. The series charts Deadwood's growth from camp to town, incorporating themes ranging from the formation of communities to western capitalism. The show features a large ensemble cast, and many historical figures appear as characters on the show—such as Seth Bullock, Al Swearengen, Wild Bill Hickok, Sol Star, Calamity Jane, Wyatt Earp, George Crook, E. B. Farnum, Charlie Utter, Jack McCall, and George Hearst. The plot lines involving these characters include historical truths as well as substantial fictional elements. Milch used actual diaries and newspapers from 1870s Deadwood residents as reference points for characters, events, and the look and feel of the show. Some of the characters are fully fictional, although they may have been based on actual persons.

Deadwood received wide critical acclaim, particularly for Milch's writing and Ian McShane's co-lead performance. It also won eight Emmy Awards (in 28 nominations) and one Golden Globe. TV Guide ranked it #8 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".

There were initial plans to conclude the series with two special TV movies, but the plans have not come to fruition. Several of the stars have since commented that the series is now unlikely to return. HBO had repeatedly asserted that the two movies could still be made, but it noted in July 2008 that the possibility of the two TV movies being made was very low.

The show was produced by Red Board Productions and Roscoe Productions in association with HBO and Paramount Network Television (CBS Paramount Network Television in season 3).

Highlights
David Milch on creating Deadwood
Ed O'Neill on how he was supposed to appear David Milch's Deadwood
Janie Bryant on achieving the "dirty" look for the costumes on Deadwood; on the inspiration for the costumes
Timothy Van Patten on his work on Deadwood
Who talked about this show

Chris Albrecht

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Chris Albrecht on programming Deadwood

Janie Bryant

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Janie Bryant on achieving the "dirty" look for the costumes on Deadwood; on the inspiration for the costumes
Janie Bryant on how she came work on Deadwood as the costume designer; on her inspiration for the costumes from the film "McCabe and Mrs. Miller"
Janie Bryant on how many of the costumes were made rather than rented for Deadwood; on the costume budget for the show
Janie Bryant on winning an Emmy for her costume design on Deadwood and what made the costumes stand out

Geri Jewell

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Geri Jewell on how she came to be cast on Deadwood
Geri Jewell on deciding, after much deliberation, that she would be willing to do a nude scene on Deadwood, but then never being asked to do one
Geri Jewell on her character on Deadwood, "Jewel," and the fact that she wrote "Jewel's" backstory
Geri Jewell on filming a particularly challenging scene on Deadwood where she had to dance
Geri Jewell on the romance between "Doc" and "Jewel" that never came to be on Deadwood
Geri Jewell on the Deadwood episode "Jewel's Boot Is Made for Walking"
Geri Jewell on how she learned that Deadwood had been cancelled and her career following the cancellation

David Milch

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David Milch on creating Deadwood
David Milch on the premise of Deadwood
David Milch on the process of writing Deadwood
David Milch on Ian McShane as "Al Swearengen" on Deadwood
David Milch on symbolism on Deadwood
David Milch on the language of Deadwood
David Milch on critical and public reaction to Deadwood
David Milch on the tone of Deadwood
David Milch on his writing process for Deadwood and the budget
David Milch on the budget of Deadwood
David Milch on his favorite Deadwood storylines
David Milch on the end of Deadwood
David Milch on the legacy of Deadwood

Ed O'Neill

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Ed O'Neill on how he was supposed to appear David Milch's Deadwood
Ed O'Neill on how he was cast in John from Cincinnati after he was not cast in Deadwood

Timothy Van Patten

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Timothy Van Patten on his work on Deadwood

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