Though conceived as limited one-off series with no plans for further episodes, both AMC’s “The Night Manager” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” have been given the green light for second seasons – suggesting if a limited series is popular or well-received enough it could change gears to an ongoing one.
The cast of Netflix’s very well received new seven-part western drama “Godless” however firmly believe that the show should remain a limited engagement. Speaking at Sunday’s New York City premiere, actor Sam Waterston tells THR: “I think it’s a novel. I don’t think they’ll make a Godless 2.” His co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster added:
“It’s got a really nice beginning, middle and end. It’s very popular now-a-days to just make something go on and on and on. At some point, it becomes some sort of money-maker thing and I think as a viewer you can see that and sense that. For me, unless they do something amazing with the writing and as long as it’s appropriate, I think it’s nice to actually have a Netflix show that comes out like this where you have the beginning, middle and end.”
Jeff Daniels stars in the series as notorious criminal Frank Griffin who, along with his gang of fellow outlaws, seek revenge against his former protege Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell). Roy finds help in the form of recent widower Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery), who resides in the female dominated town of Le Belle, New Mexico.
“Godless” is streaming now on Netflix.