A dozen years after its series finale on HBO, "Deadwood" has risen from the dead.

Production on the long-awaited follow-up movie has begun. Many of the principal cast members from the series, which ran from 2004-2006, will be back, including stars Ian McShane (Al Swearengen) and Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock).

HBO also released the first synopsis of the movie:

The indelible characters of the series are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

It's been a long road to this moment. When "Deadwood" went off the air in 2006, both HBO and creator David Milch talked about wrapping up the series with two movies. But the parties couldn't come to terms and cast members went off to other projects.

Finally, in the last year, fans got an answer to their prayers: one movie would get made. 

Daniel Minahan will direct the two-hour movie. Also returning to reprise their roles are

Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst). Unfortunately, Powers Boothe (Cy Tolliver) passed away in May 2017.

The movie does have a new cast member, Jade Pettyjohn, who will play the character of Caroline. Filming will take place a Melody Ranch (also used as the set of "Westworld"). The finished movie will air on HBO sometime in 2019.