It is a good day to be a Deadwood fan. Deadline reports that HBO has just received a $4.195 million California tax incentive. No official green light has been given, but HBO applying for a tax credit should be taken as a good sign that this movie is one step closer to being a reality. According to the California Film Commission regulations, “a film or a TV series has to start principal photography within 180 days of being approved for a tax credit in order to receive it,” which puts the movie’s start date at the beginning of October.

In January, HBO president Casey Bloys confirmed that the network was eying a fall 2018 production start:

“Assuming that we could get all the actors back together, I think this is something we would do possibly next fall, fall 2018. I’m feeling optimistic about it.”

Deadwood, created by David Milch, originally ran for three seasons from 2004-06.

Are you looking forward to the potential movie? Fan of the series?