The town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the weeks following the Custer massacre is a lawless sinkhole of crime and corruption. Into this uncivilized outpost ride a disillusioned and bitter ex-lawman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, a man hoping to find a new start for himself. Both men find themselves quickly on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen, saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood. The lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in 1876. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
A hell of a place to make your fortune.
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Did You Know?
For a long time there was a bar called Bullock's Tavern in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, which was originally owned by Seth Bullock's parents and was also the place he was born. See more
The series shows Seth Bullock and Sol Starr witness Wild Bill Hickok's arrival in Deadwood, however in reality, Wild Bill arrived in Deadwood two weeks prior to Bullock. Bullock arrived in Deadwood on 1 August 1876, the day before Bill was killed by Jack McCall. See more
Should we shake hands or something, relieve the atmosphere? I mean how stupid do you think I am?
Wild Bill Hickok
I don't know. I just met you.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.97