'Godless' first look: Michelle Dockery and Merritt Wever get their guns

Mandi Bierly
Deputy Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

In Godless, the seven-part western premiering Nov. 22 on Netflix, a man (Unbroken‘s Jack O’Connell) goes on the run from a gang of outlaws led by his ruthless father figure (The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels). He takes refuge at a ranch owned by a widow (Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery) in a town governed mainly by women (specifically Nurse Jackie‘s Merritt Wever). Yahoo Entertainment has your first look at five new character portraits — and a sneak peek at the series, from writer/director Scott Frank, Steven Soderbergh, and executive producer Casey Silver.

Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery)

Strong and independent, widow Alice Fletcher’s first response when a wounded man shows up at the ranch where she lives with her teen son and Paiute Indian mother-in-law is to shoot at him. But she allows him to stay, at first so he can heal, but then because he proves himself useful.
(Photo: James Minchin/Netflix)

Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell)

That man is Roy Goode, who’s good with a gun and Alice’s wild horses. Once presumed dead, he’s returned now to steal all the spoils from his former gang’s latest train robbery — hence his injuries.
(Photo: James Minchin/Netflix)

Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels)

The band of bandits is led by merciless Frank Griffin, who’d always considered Roy his son. Now Griffin and his boys are hot on Roy’s trail and willing to make anyone — or any town — pay for his betrayal.
(Photo: James Minchin/Netflix)

Mary-Agnes McNue (Merritt Wever)

The straight-shooting mayor of La Belle, N.M., inherited the role — and her wardrobe — from her late husband. When the town learns it’s in Griffin’s crosshairs, the residents are prepared to stand together and fight. (Photo: James Minchin/Netflix)

Sheriff Bill McNue (Scoot McNairy)

Mary-Agnes’s brother is himself a widower with two small children. He’s harboring something, too — feelings for Alice. (Photo: James Minchin/Netflix)

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