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Old West lawlessness, legendary characters and corruption set in an actual South Dakota town just after the General Custer incident in the 1880's. Deadwood showed the lives of Wild Bill Hickok and Seth Bullock both arriving in Deadwood for a new start in life. Interacting with corrupt townspeople, and crooked politicians as well as some of the decent and upstanding citizenry puts these men at opposite sides when it comes to law and moral right and wrong from the owner of the local watering hole,hotel and self proclaimed Boss of Deadwood.

The tense drama of life in the old West where the quicker draw decided the law is set using actual historical figures in a real setting. While not entirely historically accurate the series cam every close. Gritty and realistic characters struggle to build a new life in a lawless land where there is no one to count on but themselves to create that life.

The series ran for three seasons and starred Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane and Molly Parker and was critically acclaimed for it's dramatic portrayal of the real people behind the settling of the West.

The variety of characters and their motivations for staying in such a corrupt town are explored and interactions cause changes of heart and hardening of resolve in many characters.

While most Westerns show a single antagonist and a town that will pull together, this series had a wide variety of characters, both good and bad at heart which is a truer reflection on the hman condition than is to be found in most productions.

Deadwood is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (37 episodes). The series first aired on March 21, 2004.

Where do I stream Deadwood online? Deadwood is available for streaming on HBO, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Deadwood on demand at HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, HBO NOW, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel, Google Play, Apple TV online.

HBO
4 Seasons, 37 Episodes
March 21, 2004
Action & Adventure
8.6/10
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Jim Beaver, Peter Jason, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie
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Deadwood Full Episode Guide

  • In this original movie based on David Milch's acclaimed, Emmy(R)-winning HBO series, the indelible characters of the show 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. The cast includes: Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens, Gerald McRaney, Sean Bridgers, W. Earl Brown and Keone Young. The film will also feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn.

  • Bullock rates the crises required to summon him from campaigning in Sturgis; Swearengen resorts to Plan B when he counts on an old ally for reinforcements; Alma seeks a familiar safe haven in the face of a new danger; Langrishe's relationship with Hearst deteriorates.

  • With Bullock on the campaign trail, Alma seeks Swearengen's help when she feels threatened by Hearst's goons; Barrett runs into trouble while delivering a message from his boss; Stapleton continues his pursuit of Claudia; Jane and Joanie bond over the contents of a dream.

  • Langrishe welcomes all comers for the camp's first amateur night; a returning Commissioner Jarry seeks an audience with Hearst.

  • Wyatt Earp and his brother Morgan arrive, though their business is a mystery; the camp anxiously awaits Hearst's reaction to Bullock's letter in The Pioneer; an incident at the livery hinders Fields' travel plans.

  • Bullock's proposal carries the day during a meeting held at the Gem to discuss the Hearst conundrum; Aunt Lou fears for Odell's well-being after his latest gambit; Fields is skeptical of Steve's offer to remain in camp; Cochran finds other uses for a tailor's swatches; Chesterton's illness postpones Langrishe's theater plans.

  • Dority's simmering feud with an imposing rival finally comes to a boil; Langrishe lays the groundwork for the new theater; Tolliver learns surprising news about Leon's latest customer; Steve's stubborn streak doesn't subside with his purchase of the livery.

  • Amidst as much fanfare as Deadwood can muster, Alma opens Deadwood's first bank. Cochran ministers to Tolliver, but it's unclear now who's sicker. Hostetler and Fields return to Deadwood, looking to settle scores and move on. Captain Turner throws down a gauntlet to Dority, who hesitates to pick it up. Looking for credibility in his campaign for sheriff, Harry is persuaded by Nuttall to start a fire-wagon-rental business. Con Stapleton seeks out the company of Claudia, one of Langrishe's actresses, to scratch a very old itch. Hearst has a stand-up sit-down with Swearengen and Tolliver to explore long-term business allegiances. Following Utter's counsel, Stubbs counters Langrishe's offer to buy the Chez Ami. Looking to avoid all hell breaking loose, Bullock brokers a deal with Hostetler and Steve the Drunk for the livery. Swearengen chooses Adams to be his deputy in dealing with Hearst, to Dority's temporary dismay.

  • The stagecoach brings Hearst's loyal cook; theater promoter Jack Langrishe, who's an old friend of Swearengen; and a returning Mr. Wu. Hearst shows he means business during separate dealings with Alma, Bullock and Tolliver.

  • The candidates for sheriff and mayor deliver their campaign speeches, Hearst gives Swearengen a personal demonstration of his influence, Doc Cochran tends to an ailing Alma, Jane shares her exploits with Custer with the schoolchildren, and Andy has an uncomfortable reunion with Tolliver.

  • Elections for mayor and sheriff are fast approaching, but Bullock and Swearengen keep an eye on influential new resident George Hearst, who tests the waters of the camp's power structure. Meanwhile, Adams proposes a real-estate deal to Star, and Alma encounters complications with her pregnancy.

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