Jack O’Connell to Star in Netflix Series ‘Godless’

“Unbroken” star to headline Western drama from Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank

Last Updated: May 11, 2016 @ 10:24 AM

“Unbroken” star Jack O’Connell has been tapped for a starring role in Netflix’s “Godless,” a new Western series from Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank.

The 19th Century drama follows Frank Griffin, described as a menacing outlaw who is terrorizing the West as he hunts down his partner turned mortal enemy, Roy Goode.

O’Connell will play the role of Roy, an orphan who was taken in and mentored by Griffin until he stole their winnings and split, no longer able to stomach the older man’s actions.

Frank will write the script for the limited series, as well as direct and executive produce alongside Soderbergh and Casey Silver.

This marks O’Connell’s first foray back to television after breaking out in Angelina Jolie‘s adaptation of “Unbroken.” The former “Skins” star will soon be seen in Jodie Foster‘s “Money Monster” opposite George Clooney and Julia Roberts. He is represented by CAA.