Best new Western TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)



The list of series that contain cowboys isn’t very long; the genre is, it appears, more suitable for movies than it is for tv shows. Below, you’ll find the best exceptions.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best western TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are David Milch, Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny our new Western genre creators?


Western genre statistics

Western2017
Genre popularity
78%
Genre ranking#18
Familiar facesTimothy Olyphant, Ian McShane & Molly Parker
Trending showsWestworld, Longmire & Vegas
Amount of genre shows per year from 2010 to 2017

5 western TV series scheduled for release this year.

The production of western genre series is on the rise. And bigger budgets are spend on it as well. 2016 peaked with 20 titles.

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

Godless ()

Sure, there was Westworld in 2016, but fans of the Western genre feel it's more a scifi than a Western. Netflix's Godless is going to make this right, and might be the most anticipated show of 2017. It's set in the 1880's and is about Frank Griffin played by Jack Daniels, an outlaw terrorizing the American West, who is hunting for his former partner. Cult director Steve Soderbergh is one of the creators.

Photo of Godless
CreatorScott Frank & Steven Soderbergh
Similar tv showsDeadwood, Westworld
Themesrevenge, action, adventure,
Keywordsreal, remarkable,
CountryUnited States

Best western TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017

Best western TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Deadwood (Since 21-3-2004 , Season: 3 - HBO)
  2. A sherrif comes to the lawless town of Deadwood, where a bunch golddiggers and cowboys have landed their foot. A raw, dramic yet funny show about America's origins.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om4PUfVYFcw

    CreatorDavid Milch
    StarringTimothy Olyphant, Ian McShane & Molly Parker
    Similar tv showsLongmire
    Themescorruption, crime, drama,
    Keywordsaccurate, action-packed, believable, dramatic, great,
    CountryUnited States
    Rating
    90%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  3. Longmire (Since 3-6-2012 , Season: 5 - A&E )
  4. Longmire, the sherrif of Absaroka County, tries to deal with the fact that he lost his wife and tries to come back to life through the job he does best. A very decent, pleasent television series for those who cannot resist the world of the wild west.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd02r6CrkZU

    CreatorHunt Baldwin & John Coveny
    StarringRobert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff & Lou Diamond Phillips
    Similar tv showsDeadwood
    Themesadvertising, justice, police, sadness, action, crime,
    Keywordsaction-packed, dramatic, iconic, noteworthy,
    CountryUnited States
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  5. Vegas (Since 25-9-2012 , Season: 1 - CBS)
  6. 1960's Vegas is not a cosy place. When a casino worker is killed, a local rancher is called for help. A battle between good and evil forces follows, loaded with thrilling action scenes, rampant horses and cathartic moments. Vegas is not the best show in the genre, but not a redundant one either.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5VRbwMFh7M

    CreatorNicholas Pileggi & Greg Walker
    StarringDennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis & Carrie-Anne Moss
    Similar tv showsMob City
    Themespolice, action, crime,
    Keywordsaction-packed, authentic, dramatic, exhilarating,
    CountryUnited States
    Rating
    70%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

Recent 2016 shows

Good western TV series that did not make the decade list

Westworld by Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM8HNuRLIBI

Robotic cowboys turn against the humans who used them as attractions in a themepark. A beautiful nightmare.

Release dateN/A<
CountryUnited States
StarringBen Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal & Clifton Collins Jr.
Previous releasesBurn Notice
Associated withscience fiction, western,
NetworkHBO