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Key & Peele Join Cast Of FX's TV Series Adaptation Of Coen Brothers' 'Fargo'

by Tambay A. Obenson
February 26, 2014 2:22 PM
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Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers classic Fargo, which will debut April 15 on FX

The comedy duo will guest star in an arc that will span the final four episodes of the 10-episode limited series.

Key and Peele will play FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key), who, after a violent run-in with Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), become obsessed with finding him again. Their search ultimately brings them to Bemidji, Minnesota, and into the larger circle of the show.

Fargo, the 10-part limited drama series from Writer/Executive Producer Noah Hawley, and Executive Producers Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen, and Geyer Kosinski, is an original adaptation of the Academy Award-winning feature film of the same title by the Coen brothers. 

Fargo features an all-new "true crime" story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that made the film an enduring classic.

Billy Bob Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo, a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard, played by Martin Freeman. Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer. Allison Tolman also stars as Molly Solverson, an ambitious Bemidji deputy. Other stars include Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Adam Goldberg, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, and Keith Carradine

Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions. MGM is distributing the show worldwide outside of US and Canada.

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  • George S. | February 27, 2014 5:34 AMReply

    "Liam Neesons is my shiz-nit!" HAHA
    I'd heard of these guys, but have only just recently gotten a chance to see some of their stuff. Absolutely hysterical. They've got more than a little Monty Python in them. It's time for them to get a brighter spotlight, and a coupling w/ the Coen Bros. definitely fits the bill. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • Sergio | February 26, 2014 3:32 PMReply

    With the exception of that football players names sketch I'm still waiting for them to do something funny that I can laugh at. I can't be the only one

  • dreamlife613 | February 26, 2014 6:36 PM

    I can only take them in small doses. Rehashes of the same basic skit just get old after a while, including the A-aron ones.

    They did a skit mocking MMA fighters that had me in tears laughing.

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