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‘Fargo’ Television Project Official with the Coen Brothers Attached

It’s been 16 years since we first saw Joel and Ethan Coen’s black comedy Fargo, but the old wood chipper has some… um, life left in it still. A few months ago, it was reported that the film might be headed to FX for a series. Deadline has confirmed that the news is finally official, and winter is coming. Fargo will be an hour-long project “loosely based” on the film, and executive produced by the sibling collaborators. Noah Hawley (The Unusuals, My Generation) will be writing and co-producing the story, which is one of several titles MGM has been pushing for small screen adaptations and remakes. Deadline doesn’t dish up any details about Fargo, but who can forget what happened in Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, William H. Macy, and Frances McDormand’s North Dakota-set crime caper? This isn’t the first time the story has made its TV debut. In 2003, Kathy Bates directed a pilot starring Edie Falco as pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson (originally played by McDormand). Are you dreading the reboot, or delighted to see another spin on the Coen favorite?

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