Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh is teaming up with his Out of Sight screenwriter Scott Frank for a seven-part Netflix original limited series called Godless. The epic western series has Soderbergh serving as the executive producer and Frank writing and directing, not to mention a cast featuring the talents of Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), and Jack O’Connell (I’m only ever going to credit him with Skins — deal with it). And Netflix has just released a batch of initial images to provide the first glimpse of that wacky frontier life, where a town full of womenfolk gather to defend a man from a bloodthirsty gang of outlaws.
Here is the official synopsis:
Notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Daniels) and his gang of outlaws are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (O’Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widower Alice Fletcher (Dockery), an outcast herself, in a worn-down, isolated mining town of La Belle, NM — governed mainly by women. When word reaches La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier.
And here are the first photos, which kind of scream “Westworld, minus the robots” to me — though, to be fair, Westworld has spoiled the Wild West for me and I’ll always want it to be filled with robots. Anyway, see if you can spot Sam Waterston, who apparently will be playing a marshall in at least one episode (because duh, he’ll always be either Law or Order in our books):
Godless will launch on the streaming service starting November 22, 2017.