The New Mexico Film Office Announces “Godless” Filming In New Mexico
Scoot McNairy, Sam Waterston and Kim Coates Join the Cast of Netflix Limited Series
SANTA FE — New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the limited television series “Godless,” produced by Netflix, is in production in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The large scale production will employ approximately 280 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico principal actors and 2,350 New Mexico background talent.
This six-episode period drama is set to premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2017 and is set in the expansive landscape of the great western frontier and, as previously announced, stars Emmy Award Winner® Jeff Daniels, Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated Michelle Dockery and Jack O’Connell.
The series centers around Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), a menacing outlaw who is 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’s (Michelle Dockery) ranch, Frank’s chase leads him to the quiet town of La Belle, N.M. — which is mysteriously made up of entirely women.
Joining the cast are Scoot McNairy (“Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”) as Bill McNue, the aging sheriff of La Belle; Sam Waterston (“Law & Order”) as Marshal John Cook, the law in Santa Fe and on the hunt for Griffin; Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) as Ed Logan, an arrogant and abrasive company man who comes into La Belle; Samantha Soule (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) as Charlotte Temple, one of the more nervous and traditional ladies of the town; Audrey Moore (“Better Call Saul”) as Sarah Doyle, a randy woman in her thirties dying for a man’s company; Christiane Seidel (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Martha, a mysterious German woman who raises some suspicion; Randy Oglesby (“Independence Day”) as Asa Leopold, one of the only surviving men and runs the dry goods store; Justin Welborn (“Justified”) as Floyd Wilson, the skillful tracker in Griffin’s gang of outlaws; Christopher Fitzgerald (“Young Frankenstein”) as J.J. Valentine, the smooth talking president of the Quicksilver Mining Company looking to take over the mine in La Belle; and Whitney Abe (“Monsters”) as Anna McNue, the beloved and late wife of Sheriff Bill McNue.
Steven Soderbergh (“Minority Report,” “Traffic”), Scott Frank (“Out of Sight,” “Get Shorty”) and Casey Silver (“Hildago,” “The Forbidden Kingdom”) are executive producers, and Frank serves as both writer and director on the project.