Best new Western TV Shows (2017 list - 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 TV series2017
Popular actorsTimothy Olyphant, Ian McShane & Molly Parker
Trending TV SeriesWestworld, Longmire & Vegas

2017 releases - most anticipated western TV series to watch

    Godless (Wednesday January 11, 2017)

    Godless tv poster Creator
    Scott Frank, Steven Soderbergh
    Actors
    Luke Robertson
    Rio Alexander
    Joleen Baughman

    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. ...Read more
    80%

Best western TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

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

    Deadwood (Sunday March 21, 2004)

    Deadwood tv poster Creator
    David Milch
    Cast
    Timothy Olyphant
    Ian McShane
    Molly Parker

    A sheriff 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....Read more
    87%

    Longmire (Sunday June 3, 2012)

    Longmire tv poster Creator
    Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
    Cast
    Robert Taylor
    Katee Sackhoff
    Lou Diamond Phillips

    Long mire, the sheriff 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, pleasant television series for those who cannot resist the world of the wild west....Read more
    83%

    Vegas (Tuesday September 25, 2012)

    Vegas tv poster Creator
    Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker
    Cast
    Dennis Quaid
    Michael Chiklis
    Carrie-Anne Moss

    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. ...Read more
    73%



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.