Carolyn Strauss, the former HBO president who serves as an executive producer on Deadwood, is the first person connected with the film to discuss what's happening, telling EW "the stars aligned" in getting the cast back together. EW asked who was the toughest to pin down? "Tim was pretty tough," she says. "I will say he really dug in — in a good way, not a stubborn way — with good thoughts on where to take his character and the story and kept pushing on that, and they were helpful thoughts in terms of getting the script where it needed to be." As for filming on Westworld set and re-creating the town of Deadwood, she adds: "It was a lot of work. I have to hand it to Maria Caso, who was the production designer. She did a great job originally but then she came into re-creating the town 10 years later and the thought and detail that went into it. There are stone buildings now because there had been a fire, which really happened in Deadwood."