The Deadwood Movie Is Actually, Definitely, Finally Happening at HBO

Movie Deadwood TV show on HBO canceled or renewed

Considering this is the final season of Game of Thrones ever, we wouldn't be surprised if HBO did something special for the announcement early next year. In June, HBO announced that they'd given a green light to a spin-off from Kick-Ass and Kingsman co-writer Jane Goldman and author George R.R. Martin, whose series of A Song of Ice and Fire novels provided the basis for HBO's smash hit fantasy series Game of Thrones.

It was only when he was pressed for more information that Casey Bloys said that the show would return in the first half of 2019.

Set thousands of years before the events of Thrones, the project chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.

HBO president Casey Bloys addressed television critics at the network's TCA presentation and found himself defending the Emmy-nominated "Westworld" against backlash over the show's extremely complicated storytelling structure. "Our thought going into it, the reason we did multiple scripts was, as you all know, in the development process, out of five we feel like we'll have one that we are very, very excited about". Not only has the final season premiere date been (roughly) revealed, but we now have an update on the highly-anticipated prequel pilot. "We are just starting the search for director, casting director", Bloys said.

Finally, as for the report from the Belfast Telegraph suggesting that the prequel series would begin filming before the end of the year, Bloys denies it entirely: "I don't know where that report came from, we're hoping to go into production in early '19", he said on the press tour, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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