Sixteen years after Fargo debuted in theaters, the Coen brothers’ crime dramedy could see new life as a television series.
Variety reports that FX and MGM Television are in early talks to adapt the acclaimed film, although the trade paper cautions there’s no guarantee a deal will come together. However, since emerging from bankruptcy MGM is keen to exploit it vast library on screens both large and small.
Released in 1996, Fargo starred Frances McDormand in her Oscar-winning role as a pregnant police chief investigating a series of murders spurred by an inept car salesman (played by William H. Macy) who hires two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) and to kidnap his wife.
As The A.V. Club points out, this wouldn’t be the first time a Fargo TV series has been attempted: In 1997, Kathy Bates directed a pilot that featured a pre-Sopranos Edie Falco in McDormand’s role. Needless to day, it never made it past the pilot stage — but you can watch a clip below.
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