Noah Hawley seems to have found his calling: taking on the (seemingly) impossible task of translating beloved works of art into quality television.
Though he’s published four novels and worked on series like Bones and The Unusuals, Hawley is best known for Fargo, the Coen Brothers-inspired FX anthology series no one knew they wanted. Now in its second season, Fargo‘s become one of the best-reviewed shows on TV, partially thanks to its perfectly balanced combination of Coen settings, themes, and homages with original characters and story lines.
Now, Hawley’s set to do the same with Kurt Vonnegut’s classic Cat’s Cradle. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he’s signed on to both write and executive produce the project as a limited series (so like Fargo, but with no second season). All this is on top of yet another adaptation: Legion, a pilot set in the X-men extended universe centered on the schizophrenic son of Charles Xavier.
Both projects, like Fargo, will air on FX, assuming Legion gets a pilot order. Looks like Hawley’s found a network home as well as a beat.