With FX’s adaptation of the 1996 Coen Brothers film “Fargo” fast approaching (mark Feb. 15 on your calendar, dontcha know), the network has issued a first look at the series, featuring footage from the show as well as behind-the-scenes commentary from cast and crew.
In the sneak peek, showrunner Noah Hawley notes that while the show might be a small-screen adaptation of a big-screen classic, the FX version still strives to achieve a cinematic scope.
“This show is about what happens when a civilized man meets a very uncivilized man, and it was our hope that we would create a cast that was a movie cast and not a television cast,” Hawley notes. “We’re making a 10-hour movie.”
(Mission accomplished on that front: The cast includes “The Hobbit” star Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Oliver Platt.)
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Adds “Breaking Bad” alum Bob Odenkirk, who plays Deputy Bill Olson on the series, “‘Fargo’ is a straight mix of black humor and intense, crazy evil.”
Are we excited? You betcha.
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