- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Deadwood is looking forward to a possible movie reboot of the HBO series named after the small South Dakota community.

HBO spokeswoman Mara Mikialian has confirmed that discussions are underway for a movie follow-up of the popular “Deadwood” series, the Argus Leader (https://argusne.ws/1ZGBS1g ) reported.

Lee Harstad of the Deadwood Chamber and Visitors Bureau told the newspaper that local officials are encouraged by the news.

“We’re very, very optimistic that it’s going to happen,” he said.

Harstad said he hopes a “Deadwood” movie would revive excitement over the series and attract more visitors to the historic gambling town.

“There was definitely a recorded economic boon when the series aired,” Harstad said.

The original series ran on HBO from 2004 to 2006. In the series’ first year, the city had to revamp its website to keep up with traffic demands.

After the series ended, the city built a facade modeled after the show’s set, and several of the show’s wardrobe items are on display through the city.

Harstad said the series’ fans “really, really love” the show and that they’re “big supporters of the community of Deadwood.”

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Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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