FX's Fargo — New 30-second Trailer

source:   fxnetworks.com, youtube.com

added: Sun, Mar 23rd '14

The seedy underbelly of Fargo, North Dakota (made famous in the 1996 Coen Brothers film) is once again serving as the foundation of an off-kilter crime comedy. This time, it's for a 10-episode limited series slated to air next month on the FX network.

And according to a new 30-second promo, the upcoming show revolves around the same type of criminal schemes (murder and blackmail) detailed in Coen's classic film, although these crimes are committed by an entire new slate of Minnesotan oddballs, led by Billy Bob Thornton as a trouble-making degenerate and The Hobbit's Martin Freeman as his spineless insurance salesman cohort.

As far as the "Aw Jeez" deputies who are trying to keep things in order -- well, they're played by newcomer Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks and Bob Odenkirk. While Adam Goldberg, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton and Oliver Platt are all playing side characters with varying degrees of shadiness.

"Fargo," which is executive produced by the Coens and showrunner Noah Hawley (FOX's Bones), premieres on FX on Tuesday, April 15 at 10 p.m.

An original adaptation of the Academy Award-winning feature film, 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.

Oscar-winner 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 BAFTA Award-winner and Emmy-nominated 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.


directed by   Adam Bernstein (pilot)

starring   Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Joey King, Adam Goldberg

release date   April 15, 2014 (on FX)

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