Joel and Ethan Coen are developing an FX hourlong series based on their Oscar-winning 1996 crime drama “Fargo,” according to a Deadline Hollywood exclusive.
That’s maybe kind of bad news for some because it’s hard to believe a TV series could approximate the genius of the movie.
Now the worse news. Somebody had the bright idea to hire Noah Hawley as showrunner.
Hawley created ABC’s “The Unusuals” and “My Generation,” which were fucking awful. Find reviews for “My Generation” here.
Interestingly, a pilot based on “Fargo” starring Edie Falco (whose last name is almost “Fargo”) as Marge Gunderson was shot in 2003. Kathy Bates, who was directing a lot of “Six Feet Under” at the time, directed the Falco pilot from a teleplay by Robert Palm (“Miami Vice,” “Law & Order,” “NCIS”).
Find all of Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.