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FX’s ‘Fargo’ Casts Comedians Key and Peele

Comedy duo will play a pair of FBI agents in the show based on the Oscar-winning film.

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.

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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.

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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.

The series’ cast also includes “Breaking Bad” alum Bob Odenkirk, Colin Hanks and Martin Freeman.