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Fargo Shall Come On TV

Submitted by on September 25, 2012 – 11:04 am Comments

For those of you who loved Fargo and just couldn’t get enough of it, there is some really good news in the offing. The Coen Brothers, the celebrated director-producer-writer duo, have decided to bring the Oscar award winning film to the small screen, in the form of a series, which shall have hour long episodes. FX is slated to host the series. The brothers shall basically serve as executive producers on the project alongside Noah Hawley, who shall also write the show.

It would be really interesting to see, as to who plays the role of Marge Gunderson, if there is such a character on the show. No one can deny the fact that, besides the unique treatment the brothers gave the film, it was also Frances McDormand as the pregnant sheriff Gunderson, who gave the film its unique touch. This isn’t the first time an attempt has been made to bring Fargo to television. In 1997 MGM had tried its hand at making a pilot without the Coen brothers being a part of it. Kathy Bates was slated to direct, with Edie Falco in the lead role.

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Somehow things didn’t work out, and the pilot was never picked up. Probably the mistake that was made was not involving the Coen brothers in the project, as there probably isn’t anyone else in the world who can handle a project previously involving the Coen brothers, but the brothers themselves. Imagine, someone else trying to make Raising Arizona or “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” without the brothers being a part of the project. It would also be interesting to see, how else the brothers plan to contribute to the world of television, now that they have made their foray into it, for the first time.

Everything from the Big Lebowski, to No Country For Old Men could get made into TV shows, and with the kinds of movies the brothers have written and made, the old cliché ‘the world is their oyster’ fits the situation perfectly. Also, their entry into television does not mean that the brothers would be neglecting their career in films in any way. They have more than a few movies in the pipeline, some of which they have written, and others which they are producing and directing.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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