Like 'Fargo' herself, casting for FX's forthcoming adaptation of the 1996 Coen brothers classic has been a bit slow-moving, at least until today. The cable network opened the floodgates on its 'Fargo' TV series, revealing new parts to play from 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul' star Bob Odenkirk, 'Private Practice''s Kate Walsh, 'Always Sunny''s Glenn Howerton, Adam Goldberg and more!
Though we've known since the beginning that FX's forthcoming 'Fargo' TV series (or limited series) would follow an all-new true crime story with the same "Minnesota Nice" sentiment of the 1996 Coen brothers film, less clear was whether or not Frances McDormand, or any of the original characters might pop up across the project. So, what does the president of MGM TV have to say about the possibility?
Tom Hanks is certainly having himself a fine week with all the glowing 'Captain Phillips' reviews, but his kid isn't doing too bad for himself, either. 'NCIS' star and 'Dexter' bane Colin Hanks will join Billy Bob Thornton and 'The Hobbit' star Martin Freeman in FX's limited series adaptation of 'Fargo,' but will Hanks' role at all correspond with the famous Coen brothers film?
Bringing to life such famed characters as 'The Hobbit''s Bilbo Baggins and 'Sherlock''s John Watson just doesn't seem to be enough for UK star Martin Freeman. The original 'Office' star has set his sights on a leading role in FX's forthcoming 'Fargo' adaptation opposite Billy Bob Thornton, in a role that should sound awfully familiar to fans of the Coen brothers classic.
We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCop’ trailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.
FX's forthcoming 'Fargo' TV series has remained something of a mystery to us, don't cha know, given that we'd known the 10-part limited series won't actually follow the events of the film. However the new version shakes out, we at least have a clearer picture of the series' new leading star, none other than Billy Bob Thornton!
So if Billy Bob doesn't end up in or around a wood chipper, what can we expect from FX's latest adaptation?
There has been an impressive amount of breaking news from FX's Upfront presentation in New York today, the biggest of which being that the cable network will spin off into a new channel FXX in September, but the hits keep on coming. Today FX President John Landgraf has confirmed that a 'Fargo' TV series based on the classic Coen brothers film has officially been greenlit, but will it recieve a full run or unfold as a "limited series"? Find out more about the 'Fargo' TV series inside!
With every passing year on the TV landscape, it feels more and more like original ideas are becoming a rarity in favor of re-hashing existing properties. Yet, for every potential 'Fame' reboot we hear about, one actually sounds ripe for a re-imagining. We mean, if 'Fargo' were to come to TV as an episodic series, don't you think you'd check it out? Oh boy, you betcha! But how far along is the deal, and who's involved from the original film?
We've all heard about the endless landscape of remakes and reboots populating the airwaves these days, but it's not terribly often you hear about a second attempt at an already-failed property. So who might be next in line for adaption to a TV series on cable? We'll tell you straight away, you betcha!