FX’s “Fargo” has made a pretty funny casting decision.
The network’s adaptation of the Coen Brothers film has added comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele for a four-episode arc.
The pair, who star on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele,” will play FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key), who, after a violent run-in with Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), become obsessed with finding him again. Their search ultimately brings them to Bemidji, Minnesota, and into the larger circle of the show.
“Fargo,” a limited, 10-episode series, will premiere April 15.
From writer/executive producer Noah Hawley and executive producers Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen and Geyer Kosinski, FX’s “Fargo” is an original adaptation of the film, featuring an all-new “true crime” story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” from the film.