Olyphant says he was reluctant because he couldn't tell if the Deadwood movie was going to be like a high school reunion, which would be fun, or like repeating your sophomore year. "My mindset was, 'Sh*t. I guess I’m going to have to make some kind of decision here,'" Olyphant tells TVLine of finally agreeing to return for the Deadwood movie. "It was a very curious process. I did not expect to be in the position to actually have to make a decision; I just assumed it would go away. It’s a curious (thing) deciding on whether to do a job when all of your old friends have already committed to it and you kind of think, 'Well, I’ve never been in a position to be such an a**hole.' But it was (ultimately) a really wonderful process with David Milch and (director) Dan Minahan and (HBO)’s Carolyn Strauss. I had a lot of conversations with them. The whole process was quite rewarding."