Fans of the western, rejoice! HBO's cult hit Deadwood is finally getting the feature film treatment.

Deadwood was inspired by the very real history of Deadwood, South Dakota – a old west “boomtown” in every sense of the word after gold was discovered there in 1874. Deadwood's history was a bloody and violent one, with all the wild west tropes like plenty of saloons, brothels, and gambling dens. The legendary gunslinger Wild Bill Hickock was even gunned down in a poker game at Saloon #10 on Aug 2, 1876.

Wild Bill Hickok, courtesy of the University of Nebraska.

Deadwood in 1876, courtesy of University of Nebraska.

The original HBO series ended in 2006 after 36 episodes. It starred Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, and Molly Parker and was nominated for more then a few awards – including 28 Emmy nomination.

As for the film version, not much is known beyond a October start of production and a Spring 2019 release.

Stay tuned to The 405 for more on this as we hear it.

DEADWOOD original trailer.

Driving through Deadwood..

Tour of Saloon #10, where Wild Bill Hickok was gunned down during a poker game.

Deadwood's Mt. Moriah Cemetery where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are interred.