Kim Dickens has been a staple on TV for over a decade, with
standout roles in everything from Friday
Night Lights and House of Cards, to Lost and Sons of Anarchy. And while she plays Madison Clark in AMC’s new hit
series, Fear the Walking Dead, no
role is more memorable than when Dickens played madam and hostess Joanie
Stubbs on HBO’s Deadwood.
The show, which was canceled after three seasons, has earned
a cult following, with many fans still lamenting that it was “gone too soon” 10 years after it went off the air. While there have been reports of a film adaptation,
nothing was ever confirmed until January of this year, when HBO programming
president Michael Lombardo told TVLine that he gave the green light to creator
David Milch to write a script.
“David has our commitment that we are going to do it,” Lombardo
said. “He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be -- and
knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.”
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While it’s definitely still early in the process, Dickens
tells ETonline she’s ready to return to the role that helped make her famous.
“I would be more than happy to reprise Joanie Stubbs,” Dickens
says of her character, who brought a glimmer of fashion, style and beauty to
the 1870s-set town of Deadwood, North Dakota, when Stubbs arrived with Cy
Tolliver (Powers Boothe) to set up a rival brothel, The Bella Union. “It was sort
of a life-changing experience for all of us in a way.”
“There was something magical about it,” she adds.