Lady Mary is coming to Netflix. The “Downton Abbey” star has been cast in “Godless,” a Western miniseries from Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank, who previously worked on “Out of Sight” together and will co-executive produce along with Casey Silver. Jeff Daniels and Jack O’Connell have already been cast in the 1880s-set drama.
Scott Frank is writing and directing “Godless,” which centers on the blood feud between Daniels and O’Connell’s characters — former partners with a paternal bond whose relationship has turned sour. Daniels’ quest for vengeance leads him to a town whose denizens are entirely female, with Dockery as a rancher in a different location who offers O’Connell refuge.
This won’t be Frank’s first time working with a “Downton” alum, as he previous directly directed Dan “Cousin Matthew” Stevens in “A Walk Among the Tombstones.” “Godless,” which will consist of six hourlong episodes, is expected to air on the streaming service next year.