The newest Netflix Original Series to pique my interest is Godless, a seven-part Western helmed by some serious Hollywood heavyweights.
Scott Frank (screenwriter for Logan, The Wolverine, and Minority Report, among others) teams up with Steven Soderbergh (whose TV series The Knick is one of the best in recent memory) and the results are sure to be worth watching.
Godless premieres on November 22 and here’s a teaser trailer to get you excited. It’s got just enough information to be enticing and truly impresses with some fantastic cinematography
If you want to know more details about the series, here’s a brief synopsis:
Notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang of outlaws are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widower Alice Fletcher (Michelle 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.
The ensemble cast also includes: Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie, The Walking Dead), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones, Love Actually), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick), Scoot McNairy (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Sam Waterston (Law & Order) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy).
I think it’s high time for the return of the Western in pop culture, especially on TV, so I’m sold.
What do you think of this teaser trailer? Do you think Godless could be your new favorite TV series?
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