7 Lesser-Known Western Series on Prime in November 2023
The best and definitely most underrated Western series on Prime Video.
What could get us more excited than movies and series in the Western genre? Whether it's a light-hearted tale of colorful adventure or a gripping drama about a bloody showdown between lawmen, outlaws, and ordinary bystanders, they're all incredibly enjoyable.
Luckily, Prime Video offers some obscure yet no less fascinating Western shows.
7. Hell on Wheels (2011, 5 seasons)
8.3 on IMDb
1865. The Civil War is over, and the U.S. is actively developing infrastructure and attracting capital to the West by laying the first transcontinental railroad. It is in this milieu that former Confederate Cullen Bohannon finds himself, still reeling from the murder of his family by Union soldiers. He takes a job building the Union Pacific Railroad westward, where, along with the construction, a mobile camp nicknamed 'Hell on Wheels' is in constant transit.
6. The English (2022, miniseries)
7.8 on IMDb
Despite the participation of Emily Blunt in the series, The English has not received much attention, although the show is definitely worth your time. The plot revolves around an English lady who comes to the Midwest in the late 19th century. Her goal is to avenge the death of her son. Along the way, she meets a member of the Pawnee Nation who helps her in her quest, while also trying to avenge his own loss.
5. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993, 1 season)
8.3 on IMDb
Bruce Campbell may be best known for his role as Ash from Evil Dead, but his career also includes a role in Westerns! This almost forgotten but no less fascinating series tells the story of a Harvard graduate who trades the hustle and bustle of the big city and a successful law career for the freedom and adventure of the Wild West. He becomes a bounty hunter, aided by a sidekick portrayed by Julius Carry.
4. Legend (1995, 1 season)
7.7 on IMDb
Legend follows the hapless and cowardly writer of popular dime novels about the Wild West hero Nicodemus Legend. After hearing that Nicodemus' persona has been borrowed by someone else, the writer meets an impersonator, a brilliant European scientist and his talented assistant. Together they embark on a journey, helping civilians along the way with Legend stories and inventions based on them.
3. Hatfields & McCoys (2012, miniseries)
7.9 on IMDb
The Hatfield-McCoy feud is probably one of the most notorious family feuds in American history. The patriarchs of both families, Devil Anse Hatfield and Randolph McCoy, were once close friends who fought side by side on the Confederate side in the Civil War. But their families in West Virginia and Kentucky did not share the same sentiments, and a series of misunderstandings led to an incredibly bloody 30-year conflict.
2. Lonesome Dove (1989, miniseries)
8.7 on IMDb
Based on Larry McMurtry's novel, Lonesome Dove follows two former Texas Rangers, the ever-optimistic Gus and the stern Call. The two decide to leave the Mexican border town of Lonesome Dove and settle in Montana by joining a cattle drive. Along the way, they are joined by their ex-Ranger friends, a retired Mexican bandit and a 17-year-old young man.
1. Joe Pickett (2021, 2 seasons)
7.7 on IMDb
From the acclaimed Justified and Yellowstone series to blatant revisionist films like Brokeback Mountain and No Country For Old Men, neo-Westerns have long occupied a large niche in the genre, offering a clash of ideals between the Old West and the New. Unjustly underrepresented, however, is the Joe Pickett series, based on the works of novelist C.J. Box and, remarkably, like Yellowstone, produced by Paramount and set near Yellowstone National Park. The series follows the title character, a Wyoming game warden who finds himself in the middle of criminal and political events.