Netflix series Godless filming in New Mexico
New Western drama series Godless has started filming on location in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for Netflix.
The six-episode production is set in the 1880s and tells the story of a vicious outlaw hunting down his former partner-in-crime. Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is among the drama’s executive producers.
Godless comes just a few weeks after actor Christian Bale returned to New Mexico to film the Western feature Hostiles, set in the early 1890s. Other recent Westerns to have shot in the south-west US state have included Jane Got A Gun (pictured) and The Ridiculous 6.
New Mexico’s filming incentives and desert vistas make it a popular location for bigger-budget Western stories and a regular double for TV war dramas and films set in modern-day Iraq and Afghanistan.
Santa Fe offers three standing Western sets, while Santa Fe Studios has a pair of sound stages that each span nearly 20,000 sq ft.
More than 60 films and TV shows delivered $387m in direct production spending throughout New Mexico in 2015, according to recent figures from the New Mexico Film Office.
For more on filming in New Mexico see our production guide.
Image: The Weinstein Company/Jack English