The Coen Brothers Set Up ‘Fargo’ TV Series at FX

Joel and Ethan Coen will executive produce, with Noah Hawley providing the pilot script for this series loosely based on the 1996 classic.

The Coen Brothers line up a Fargo TV series at FX
The Coen Brothers line up a Fargo TV series at FX
Filmmakers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are teaming up with FX for an hour-long TV series loosely based on their 1996 classic Fargo. The brothers will executive produce alongside Noah Hawley, who is writing the pilot script, and Warren Littlefield.

MGM Television is co-producing with FX Productions. MGM produced and distributed the Fargo movie, and owns the rights. The TV division is also behind the small screen reboot Teen Wolf on MTV.

Fargo starred William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, and Frances McDormand, who took home a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Sheriff Marge Gunderson. The story centers on a plot to kidnap a car salesman's wife that goes terribly awry. No details were given regarding the story line for this new series.

Noah Hawley started out as a writer for the Fox series Bones. He went on to create The Unusuals and My Generation for ABC.

Fargo was released March 15th, 1996 and stars William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Peter Stormare, Kristin Rudrüd, Harve Presnell, Tony Denman, Gary Houston. The film is directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. thedude-abides

    Could be good with the Coens behind it.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  2. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus Jump on that sir!

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. skywise

    I loved this odd and quirky little movie. In fact it ramins one of my favorites from the Coen's to date. I cant stand the idea of this turning into another police procedural. Do we really need another one at this point?

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    No... please don't!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. WongFu

    Great film, just don't see as a TV series.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Never seen it

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Dan

    No thanks.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. Zach Chappelear

    Interesting...perhaps completely different stories with different people every episode.

    3 years agoby @Zach-ChappelearFlag

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