Soderbergh Netflix Western ‘Godless’ Sets November Premiere With First Photos
Netflix is officially in a western phase. Weeks after landing the Coen brothers for an ongoing series, Steven Soderbergh’s star-studded Godless western sets a November premiere with first photos of Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and more.
Entertainment Weekly released the first official photos from the new seven-part limited series, now set for a November 22 premiere. Set in 1884 in a New Mexico mining town, Godless stars Daniels as Frank Griffin, a menacing outlaw terrorizing the West as he hunts down Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell), his son-like partner-turned-mortal enemy. While Roy hides at Alice Fletcher (Dockery)’s ranch, Frank’s chase leads him to the quiet town of La Belle, a community made up of entirely women after the town’s men died in a mining accident.
Also starring are Scoot McNairy as La Belle sheriff Bill McNue, along with Sam Waterston as Marshal John Cook, Sons of Anarchy alum Kim Coates as Ed Logan, and additional cast that includes Walking Dead alum Merritt Wever, Game of Thrones star Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Knick star Jeremy Bobb, Better Call Saul star Audrey Moore, Boardwalk Empire alum Christiane Seidel, Randy Oglesby, Justin Welborn, Christopher Fitzgerald, Samantha Soule and Whitney Able.
The series is written by Scott Frank, writer behind the original Minority Report, Get Shorty, The Wolverine and Liam Neeson’s A Walk Among The Tombstones, which Frank also directed. Frank also earned an Oscar nomination for his work adapting Justified creator Elmore Leonard’s Out of Sight, which Soderbergh directed in 1998.
We’ll likely see first footage in October or early November, but what make we of Netflix’s new limited series?