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Netflix TV western series starts production in New Mexico 
A Feb. 12, 2013 file photo of director Steven Soderbergh at a press conference in Berlin. Soderbergh is one of the executive producers on Netflix's "Godless" (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
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A new Netflix television series starring Jeff Daniels is in production in New Mexico.

New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Tuesday that filming for the limited television series "Godless" has begun in Santa Fe.

He says the production will employ 280 crew members from the state.

"Godless" is set in the expansive landscape of the great western frontier.

The six-episode period drama is scheduled to premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2017.

Steven Soderbergh, director of "Traffic," is one of the series' executive producers.