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Coen brothers' 1996 movie 'Fargo' becoming TV series




One of the most brilliant movies of the past two decades, Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo, is going to get the TV treatment. Because TV writers can't come up with something as creative as a simple story about a pregnant police chief in the North Dakota city who tracks two misfit criminals hired by a car dealer to kidnap his wife on their own. says FX has inked a deal to develop an hourlong show based on the 1996 movie. It will be written and executive produced by Noah Hawley, who produced The Unusuals and My Generation, the site says. The Coen brothers won a writing Oscar and Frances McDormand won best actress for the movie.

This isn't the first time this has been tried, bee-tee-dubs; MGM tried doing it in 2003 with Edie Falco in the lead, and directed by Kathy Bates, without the Coen brothers being involved. That's likely the first you've heard of it, so you see how well it did.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 4:19pm]


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