We’re still struggling to comprehend the Deadwood movie’s existence—the original HBO series, which debuted 15 years ago today and went on to win eight well-deserved Emmys over the course of its three-season, 36-episode run, has been off the air for over a decade. But somehow, someway, David Milch’s unforgettable South Dakota frontier town and its profane, hardscrabble inhabitants are headed back to our television screens for a new, feature-length reunion, premiering on HBO Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET.
Films’ synopsis explains that Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant), Alma Ellsworth (Molly Parker) and co. “are reunited after a decade to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.” Daniel Minahan directs the film from Milch’s script.
In addition to those aforementioned cast members, Deadwood: The Movie brings back series regulars Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens, Gerald McRaney, Sean Bridgers, W. Earl Brown, Keone Young and others. Newcomer Jade Pettyjohn also joins in.
Watch Deadwood: The Movie’s tense first teaser below and brush up on everything we know about it so far ahead of its premiere. The original series is streaming on HBO right this moment, if you’re so bereft as to never have seen it.