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Fargo Boss Promises You Don't Need to Know the Movie to Enjoy the Show

Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman

Viewers don't need to worry about watching the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning 1996 film Fargo before tuning in to FX's upcoming adaptation.

Executive-produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, the new take stars Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard, who, after being bullied for most of his life, finally fights back after meeting a mysterious hit man named Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton). (The characters are similar to those of  William H. Macy's Jerry Lundegaard and Steve Buscemi's Carl Showalter, respectively, from the film.) But... read more

Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk Joins Fargo

Bob Odenkirk

Better Call Saul might turn into Better Call Bob!

Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk has landed a new gig on FX's upcoming limited series Fargo, the network announced Friday.

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Odenkirk, best known for playing the shady lawyer on the AMC hit series, has been cast as Deputy Bill Olsen... read more

Kate Walsh Joins FX's Fargo

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh should start brushing up on her Minnesota accent. The Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy alum has joined the cast of FX'supcoming limited series FargoTVLine reports.

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Colin Hanks Joins FX's Fargo

Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks has joined the cast of FX's Fargo limited series, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The 10-episode series... read more

Martin Freeman to star in FX's Fargo Series

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman will star in FX's Fargo limited series, Deadlinereports.

The 10-episode series, executive produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, will feature a new true crime story with new characters. read more

FX Casts Billy Bob Thornton in Fargo Series; FXX Aims for Younger Viewers

Billy Bob Thornton

FX will drop in on Minnesota next spring.

The network has cast Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton to star in its Fargo limited series, adapted from the 1996 award-winning movie of the same name by Joel and Ethan Coen, FX CEO John Landgraf announced at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Friday. "It will do justice too the classic Coen Brothers film," Landgraf said.

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FX Launches New Cable Channel, Touts "Fearless" Development Slate

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

At the FX upfront programming presentation Thursday, network chief John Landgraf officially announced plans to launch a new, younger-skewing network called FXX in September.

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The new network joins FX and FXM (formerly the Fox Movie Channel) in Fox Cable Networks' suite of channels and will officially launch on Sept. 2. The channel, which Landgraf says will target adults 18-to-34 who love "outrageous characters" and "big laughs," will be bolstered by existing FX comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit, all of which will now air on the new channel. (In making the announcement, Landgraf officially ordered a second season of Legit, a 10th season of Always Sunny, and a fifth and sixth season of The League).

Also moving to FXX is.... read more

Coen Brothers to Rewrite Angelina Jolie Project

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie's next project has enlisted some Oscar-winning help. Joel and Ethan Coen will rewrite the script for an upcoming film about Olympian and World War II hero Lou Zamperini, The Hollywood Reporter reports. read more

Joel and Ethan Coen to Produce Fargo TV Series for FX

Frances McDormand

Joel and Ethan Coen are adapting their iconic film Fargo for television, Deadline reports.

The brothers are teaming with My Generation creator Noah Hawley to executive-produce the project for FX. Hawley will also serve as the series' writer. read more

Oscar Snubs and Surprises: Who Missed the Cut?

Christopher Nolan

So what exactly does Christopher Nolan have to do to get an Oscar nomination for best director? The Inception mastermind was snubbed for the third time Tuesday. But that wasn't the only egregious snub or biggest surprise.

Snubs:
Third time is not the charm: Already overlooked for Memento and The Dark Knight, Nolan seemed to be a shoo-in for ...
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