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Brand New Fargo Teasers
The long-awaited TV series follow up to the 1996 Coen Brothers’ classic ‘Fargo’ has released its first teasers, which feature cold looking Billy Bob Thornton, Adam Goldberg and Russell Harvard.
The show’s plot follows a drifter named Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) who arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) who falls into a criminal world.
We are unsure as yet what Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan) and Russell Harvard (The Hammer) have to do with the plot, except that they play Mr Numbers and Mr Wrench, who appear in the teaser to be having trouble with disposing of a rather large body.
You can see by the teasers that the show’s tone is going to be cold and harsh, with bodies being disposed of left, right and center. The snow and blizzards will also provide plenty of material for mishaps and slip-ups when it comes to killing someone; but this is a Coen Brothers’ piece, so being a straight up dark thriller isn’t always the case.
A few days ago it was announced (by Entertainment Weekly) that comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were cast, and will play FBI agents. So we can only guess that the show will provide plenty of comedy material if Keegan and Peele are involved. However, like any memorable show, it needs the right balance between drama and comedy to stand out amongst the many great shows at the moment. Hopefully, with the talent involved, the TV series will get the balance right, like the 1996 original did so well.
The Coen Brothers are acting as executive producers as Noah Hawley (Bones) helms the writing, with Adam Bernstein (Breaking Bad) directing. Fargo will air on FX beginning a ten episode run on April the 15th.
Let me know below if you’re excited to see Fargo as a TV series or whether you think it is a mistake.