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.
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No Law Can Make It Respectable
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Did You Know?
David Milch originally created the role of Al Swearengen specifically for Ed O'Neill
. O'Neill screen-tested for the role, but HBO executives did not want to cast him, because of his fame as Al Bundy from Married... with Children
(1987). After Deadwood was canceled, Ed O'Neill was cast in David Milch's next project, John from Cincinnati
(2007). See more
In one scene set in the Gem Saloon, the tune to "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" is played on the piano. This song was composed in 1912, and the show is set in 1876-77. See more
Some ancient Italian maxim fits our situation, whose particulars escape me.
Is the gist that I'm shit out of luck?
Did they speak that way then?