Deadwood (TV series)

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Deadwood
Format WesternDrama
Created by David Milch
Starring Timothy Olyphant
Ian McShane
Molly Parker
John Hawkes
Jim Beaver
Brad Dourif
Paula Malcomson
William Sanderson
Kim Dickens
Robin Weigert
Dayton Callie
W. Earl Brown
Bree Seanna Wall
and Powers Boothe
with Keith Carradine
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 36
Production
Running time approx. 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel HBO
Original run March 21, 2004 – August 27, 2006
Other websites
Official website

Deadwood is an American dramatic television series. It was first shown in March 2004 on HBO. The series is a Western set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota. At the time, Deadwood was little more than a camp, but it was a popular place to go for those searching for gold in the Black Hills. The series shows Deadwood's growth from camp to town. It deals with ideas ranging from the creation of communities to western capitalism.

Deadwood features many historical people. For example, Wild Bill Hickok, Seth Bullock, Sol Star, Calamity Jane, Al Swearengen, Wyatt Earp, E. B. Farnum, Charlie Utter and George Hearst have all been used in the series. The stories that deal these characters include historical truths as well as fictional parts. Some of the characters are fully fictional, but they may have been based on actual persons.

The series was created by David Milch (NYPD Blue). He was also executive producer and head writer of the show. The theme music was written by David Schwartz.

The third and final season ended on August 27, 2006.

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