‘Fargo’ TV series with Coen Brothers and Billy Bob Thornton arriving next spring


This is a true story: the Coen Brothers and Billy Bob Thornton are bringing Fargo to TV with a 10-part miniseries for FX. The show marks the small screen debut for Ethan and Joel Coen, who will act as executive producers for the project, and FX president John Landgraf says that the show will be “remarkably true to the film,” although there are no plans to incorporate existing characters, like Frances McDormand’s iconic Marge Gunderson. Writer “Noah Hawley’s invented a new version of Fargo that’s it’s own thing, but that’s true to the sprit of the original,” said Landgraf at the recent Television Critics Association press tour.

The show stars frequent Coen collaborator Thornton as Lorne Malvo — “a rootless, manipulative man…

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