Deadwood movie starts filming in Los Angeles

A film of HBO’s acclaimed Western TV drama Deadwood is shooting in Los Angeles, using the state as a stand-in for South Dakota.

A film of HBO’s acclaimed Western TV drama Deadwood has started shooting in Los Angeles, using the state as a stand-in for South Dakota.

The film features many of the cast members from the TV series, including Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant and Molly Parker, and follows the characters as they reunite to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood in 1889.

Deadwood movie starts filming in Los Angeles
Deadwood

Deadwood originally ran on HBO for three seasons between 2004 and 2006, and was shot using a standing Western town at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio near Los Angeles.

The film is being directed by Daniel Minahan, a veteran of the TV series, and has been written by the show’s creator David Milch.

A new report from the California Film Commission has revealed that 15 TV series have relocated to the state from other production hubs in the US and Canada since California’s filming incentive got a funding boost three years ago.

Dramas American Horror Story and Lucifer, and satirical comedy Veep have been by far the highest-spending series to switch filming locations to California, delivering around $600m for the state between them. The three series have been awarded a collective $80m in tax credits since relocating.

Ten Hollywood features with budgets over $75m have shot in California over the past three years, with the three highest-spending being Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel and superhero movie Captain Marvel.

Earlier this year, California’s filming incentive support was extended through to 2025.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in California.

Deadwood movie starts filming in Los Angeles
Deadwood

A film of HBO’s acclaimed Western TV drama Deadwood has started shooting in Los Angeles, using the state as a stand-in for South Dakota.

The film features many of the cast members from the TV series, including Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant and Molly Parker, and follows the characters as they reunite to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood in 1889.

Deadwood originally ran on HBO for three seasons between 2004 and 2006, and was shot using a standing Western town at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio near Los Angeles.

The film is being directed by Daniel Minahan, a veteran of the TV series, and has been written by the show’s creator David Milch.

A new report from the California Film Commission has revealed that 15 TV series have relocated to the state from other production hubs in the US and Canada since California’s filming incentive got a funding boost three years ago.

Dramas American Horror Story and Lucifer, and satirical comedy Veep have been by far the highest-spending series to switch filming locations to California, delivering around $600m for the state between them. The three series have been awarded a collective $80m in tax credits since relocating.

Ten Hollywood features with budgets over $75m have shot in California over the past three years, with the three highest-spending being Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel and superhero movie Captain Marvel.

Earlier this year, California’s filming incentive support was extended through to 2025.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in California.

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