The upcoming Western drama TV series ‘The Abandons’ revolves around a group of atypical and diverse families, the members of which facing the corrupt force of power and wealth, become compelled to drive them out while pursuing their Manifest Destiny.
Lena Headey and Gillian Anderson are the cast members who have yet to be announced to be starring in the series. Although the release date has not been declared, it is expected to arrive in late 2023 or sometime in 2024.
Following is a list of other Western drama series that you might be interested in while waiting for ‘The Abandons to be released.
Top 10 Television Series Like Netflix Western Drama The Abandons!
Deadwood – Number of Seasons: 3
David Milch created the American Western TV series ‘Deadwood‘ the plot of which is set in Deadwood, South Dakota in the 1870s. It navigates the time that is before and after the annexation of the area by the Dakota Territory and chronicles the growth of Deadwood from camp to town.
Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane played real-life Deadwood residents Seth Bullock and Al Swearengen.
The rest of the ensemble cast includes George Crook, E. B. Farnum, Wyatt Earp, George Hearst, Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Sol Star, Jack McCall, A. W. Merrick, and Charlie Utter. The series ran from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, on HBO.
Hell On Wheels – Number of Seasons: 5
The plot of this American Western TV series navigates the construction of the first transcontinental railroad across the US, known as the Union Pacific Railroad.
It chronicles the laborers, prostitutes, mercenaries, surveyors, and other people who had to live, work, and die in “Hell on Wheels“, the mobile encampment, following the railhead west across the Great Plains. The series ran from November 6, 2011, to July 23, 2016, on AMC.
Godless – Number of Seasons: 1
Scott Frank created this American Western drama TV miniseries the plot of which is set in 1884 and revolves around a young outlaw named Roy Goode who is fleeing from his vengeful mentor and winds up in a small New Mexico town that is entirely populated by women.
Jack O’Connell portrayed Roy Goode in the series. It premiered on Netflix on November 22, 2017.
1883 – Number of Seasons: 1
Taylor Sheridan created this American Western drama TV miniseries that serves as the first of a number of prequels to the neo-Western TV series ‘Yellowstone‘, also created by Sheridan.
The plot follows the post-Civil War generation of the Dutton family as they embark upon a journey through the Great Plains to escape poverty in Texas.
James Dutton and Margaret Dutton are played by real-life couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill with a tough cowboy with a sad past named Shea Brennan played by Sam Elliott. The series ran from December 19, 2021, to February 27, 2022, on Paramount+.
Kung Fu – Number of Seasons: 3
This action-adventure martial arts Western drama TV series the plot of which revolves around the adventures of a Shaolin Monk named Kwai Chang Caine who travels to seek his half-brother Danny Caine through the American Old West and is armed with his martial arts skills and spiritual training only.
David Carradine portrayed Kwai Chang Caine in the series. It ran from October 14, 1972, to April 26, 1975, on ABC with the pilot releasing as a TV movie on February 22, 1972.
Django – Number of Seasons: 1
This Italian-French Western period drama series is an English language re-imagination of Sergio Corbucci’s directed 1966 same-named Italian film.
The plot is set in late 1800s Texas and revolves around a dangerous wanted man named Django who arrives in a city in which all outcasts are welcome.
The city was founded by John Ellis and is known as New Babylon. Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts portrayed Django in the series. It was premiered on February 13, 2023.
Outer Range – Number of Seasons: 1
This American science fiction neo-Western TV series follows the Abbotts as they try to cope with their daughter-in-law’s disappearance and other changes that arrive from the direction of the neighborhood. The series premiered on April 15, 2022, on Amazon Prime Video.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman – Number of Seasons: 6
Beth Sullivan created this Western drama TV series the plot of which revolves around the physician Dr. Michaela Quinn who, after leaving Boston, embarks upon an adventure in the Old West in order to settle in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
English actress Jane Seymour portrayed Dr. Michaela Quinn in the series. It ran from January 1, 1993 to May 16, 1998 on CBS.
1923 – Number of Seasons: 1
The plot follows the Dutton family in 1923 going through various hardships like drought, Prohibition, early stages of the Great Depression affecting Montana long before the Stock Market Crash of 1929. The series premiered on December 18, 2022 on Paramount+.
Billy the Kid – Number of Seasons: 2
Michael Hirst created this Western drama TV series that is set in the American Old West of the 19th century. English actor Tom Blyth played the role of gunfighter and outlaw Billy the Kid. The series premiered on April 24, 2022.