FX's Fargo — Featurette

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added: Wed, Apr 2nd '14

FX's new 10-episode limited series "Fargo" is based on the classic film from the Coen Brothers, but that doesn't mean it's a straight-up small-screen adaptation. The characters in the series (played by Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and newcomer Allison Tolman) are similar to the ones in the 1996 movie, but you can be assured that they are not connected. Writer/showrunner Noah Hawley (FOX's Bones) is using the same Coen-esque tone and style to create an all-new Minnesotan underworld, where the expression "Aw Jeez" still mean a variety of things, but namely, "ah, dead body."

Still confused? Well, FX has released a brand-new featurette for the upcoming crime series (which is set to premiere this month, Tuesday, April 15th), and it gives viewers a much better look at what's in store. Check it out, above.

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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