‘Downton Abbey’ Star Heads West

Aug 23, 2017  •  Post A Comment

One of the main stars of “Downton Abbey” will be seen in a very different light in her upcoming series. Netflix today announced release plans for the Western series “Godless,” in which “Downton’s” Michelle Dockery stars along with Jeff Daniels and Jack O’Connell.

The series, from Steven Soderbergh, Casey Silver and Scott Frank, comes out Nov. 22 on the streaming service as a seven-part limited series.

“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,” Netflix says in today’s announcement. “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.”

Dockery received acclaim — and three consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations from 2012-2014 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — for her performance as Lady Mary Crawley in “Downton Abbey.”

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