Project will reunite filmmaker with “Out of Sight” screenwriter Scott Frank
Steven Soderbergh has signed on to executive produce the limited series “Godless,” which is currently in the works at Netflix, TheWrap has learned.
Scott Frank, who wrote the 1998 Soderbergh film “Out of Sight,” is writing and directing the project, in addition to executive producing along with Soderbergh and Casey Silver. Few details are known about the project at this time, other than that it will be a Western set in 1884.
Soderbergh has been making a serious push into television in recent years. He serves as an executive producer and director for the Cinemax series “The Knick,” starring Clive Owen, as well as an executive producer on the Amazon comedy series “Red Oaks.”
Soderbergh is also executive producing “The Girlfriend Experience” for Starz, which explores the life of a law student who becomes a high-priced escort. It is based on Soderbergh’s 2009 film of the same name. The series is set to premiere April 10.
In addition to “Out of Sight,” Frank was the screenwriter of such hits as “Get Shorty,” “Minority Report,” and “Marley & Me.”
The announcement is an interesting one for Netflix, which has not pushed much into the limited series model. Instead, the company has preferred to produce shows with multiple seasons.
To that point, the streaming service recently announced that they have ordered three more seasons of “Orange Is the New Black,” the female prison drama from “Weeds” creator Jenji Kohan.