9:30pm – Tuesday, September 7 on ABC2
Deadwood: South Dakota … in an age of plunder and greed, the richest gold strike in American history draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything – and everyone – has a price.
Welcome to Deadwood…a hell of a place to make your fortune. The story begins two weeks after Custer’s defeat at Little Big Horn, combining fictional and real- life characters and events in an epic morality tale.
Located in the Black Hills Indian Cession, the ‘town’ of Deadwood is an illegal settlement, a violent and uncivilized outpost that attracts a colourful array of characters looking to get rich – from outlaws and entrepreneurs to ex-soldiers and racketeers, Chinese labourers, prostitutes, city dudes and gunfighters.
Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) encounters native resistance in his quest to bring a murderer to justice. Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) presses a resentful E. B. Farnum (William Sanderson) to keep tabs on Alma Garrett (Molly Parker) and Trixie (Paula Malcomson). The camp fathers pool their resources to dispatch riders after precious vaccine and to build a sick tent. Doc Cochran (Brad Dourif) enlists Jane (Robin Weigert) as a nurse; and Swearengen collaborates on an article appearing in the local paper the Deadwood Pioneer.