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First Images From Coens-Produced 'Fargo' TV Series Starring Martin Freeman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 4:53 PM
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While the idea of trying a new spin on the old classic that is the Coen Brothers' "Fargo" might seem like a crass idea, the upcoming FX TV series isn't the first time it's been attempted. About a decade ago, a spinoff was mounted starring Edie Falco and directed by Kathy Bates (!). It never went anywhere, but that version didn't involve the Coens. This time, the director siblings are producing, and the project not only has a firm green light, it's coming to a small screen near you very soon.

Bob Odenkirk Joins 'Fargo' Ensemble; BBC's 'Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell' Starts Casting & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2013 4:58 PM
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2013 will close out nicely for Bob Odenkirk, with the actor saying farewell to "Breaking Bad" and soon to be seen in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska." And while he waits for things to get moving on that Saul Goodman spinoff, he's joining another TV show that is already getting all sorts of attention. FX's Coen Brothers produced "Fargo" series has finalized its cast with Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Joey King and Oliver Platt joining Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Billy Bob Thornton in the show. Plot details thus far are being kept under wraps, but it's another "true crime" story with a Minnesota nice vibe. Production on the 10-episode series gets underway next month, and it will air in the spring.

David Tennant Brings 'Broadchurch' To The U.S., Jason Schwartzman's Amazon Show Gets Pilot & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 3, 2013 11:07 AM
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Since actor David Tennant stepped away from the dimension-jumping tendencies of “Doctor Who,” you might assume those sorts of existential dilemmas had come to an end, especially since he'd taken a role in the BBC's police procedural “Broadchurch.” Well, after a massively successful first series run in the UK and on BBC America, it seems just the opposite, as the actor has agreed to next play two separate versions of the same character.

End Of The Golden Age? 12 Shows Hoping To Be The Next 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 1, 2013 1:31 PM
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12 Show Hoping To Be The Next 'Breaking Bad'
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. The one who knocks knocks no more. We won't give away what went down in Sunday's series finale of "Breaking Bad," partly because we don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't yet seen it and partly because we wrote this before it aired, but we know that we're not spoiling anything to say that there's no more of Vince Gilligan's praised-to-the-skies cult hit coming down the pipeline. The show's two-part fifth season has long been planned to be the last, and Walter White's story is well and truly all wrapped up.

Martin Freeman Takes William H. Macy Role In FX's 'Fargo' Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 9:43 AM
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Before you say "What they heck d'ya mean?" and stand opposed to this TV version of the Coen Brothers wintry classic "Fargo," you should know that the siblings are actually executive producers of the limited FX series. And if casting continues to draw the names that it has so far, this is one that's going to be high on our DVR list next year.

Billy Bob Thornton Reteams With Coen Brothers To Star In 'Fargo' TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 12:25 PM
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While he might be name-checked as often as someone like John Goodman, Billy Bob Thornton is certainly in the realm of Coen Brothers players. He bagged roles in "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Intolerable Cruelty," and also starred in the Coen-produced "Bad Santa" but it has been a decade since they've worked together. But now they're aligning on a project that's certain to raise a few eyebrows.

FX Developing Charlie Kaufman-Penned Series 'How & Why,' Greenlit Coen Brothers-Produced 'Fargo' Series

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 28, 2013 10:58 AM
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While the name HBO has become synonymous with quality television, the last few years have seen rival network FX catch up in a big way. The network might only be on basic cable, and it might air the terrible Charlie Sheen vehicle "Anger Management," but in "Justified," "Archer" and "The Americans," it has three of the best TV shows airing anywhere right now, and has also been home to near-classics like "The Shield," 'Terriers," and the still-ongoing trio of "Louie," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," and "Wilfred."

FX Confirmed To Bring 'Fargo' Series To TV, Coen Brothers To Executive Produce

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 25, 2012 9:18 AM
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It seems in their attempt to get themselves out of bankruptcy, and use their back catalog for everything its worth, MGM holds nothing sacred. The studio has struck a deal with FX to create a dramatic series based on the Coen Brothers’ seminal 1996 film “Fargo.”

Set Woodchippers To Recycle: FX In Talks to Develop 'Fargo' TV Series

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 26, 2012 9:45 AM
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In a move that has TV execs circa '97 trembling with envy, the cable channel FX has displayed interest in adapting the Coen Brothers' classic “Fargo” for the small screen.
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