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First trailer for FX's Fargo TV series starring Billy Bob Thornton

02.26.2014

I was a little leery of FX's FARGO television series based on the classic Joel and Ethan Coen film when it was first announced. But with the Coen Brothers executive producing and a very solid cast (including Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk and Oliver Platt), I've warmed up to the idea and definitely want to check out FX's new limited series. The first trailer for FARGO has been released, and although it doesn't show a lot (it's pretty much just thirty seconds of Billy Bob Thornton scraping snow off of the windshield of his car), it does makes great use of the song "It Only Hurts for a Little While" by The Ames Brothers.

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Synopsis:

An original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, Fargo features an all-new “true crime” story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that made the film an enduring classic. Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as “Lorne Malvo,” a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman “Lester Nygaard,” played by BAFTA Award® winner and Emmy®-nominated Martin Freeman. Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy “Gus Grimly,” a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer. Allison Tolman also stars as “Molly Solverson,” an ambitious Bemidji deputy.

Rounding out Fargo’s colorful cast of recurring characters will be Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk as “Deputy Bill Oswalt,” Golden Globe™ and Emmy-nominated Oliver Platt as “Stavros Milos,” Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Kate Walsh as “Gina Hess,” Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as “Don Chumph,” Joey King as “Greta Grimly,” Peter Breitmayer as “Lieutenant Schmidt,” Tom Musgrave as “Bo Munk,” Josh Close as “Chazz Nygaard,” Russell Harvard as “Mr. Wrench” and Adam Goldberg as “Mr. Numbers.”

A 10-episode limited series, Fargo is written by Noah Hawley. Emmy Award-winning director Adam Bernstein directed the premiere hour. Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen and Geyer Kosinski serve as executive producers. Fargo is produced by FX Productions and MGM Television.

FARGO is currently being filmed, and the first episode will air on FX on April 15th, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Are you going to watch FARGO when it airs?
Source: JoBlo.com

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