Earlier this year, FX greenlit a TV miniseries based on the Coen Brothers’ 1996 acclaimed wintery crime thriller Fargo. The 10-episode series will be written by Noah Hawley (Bones, The Unusuals) and executive produced by the Coens themselves. In recent months names of attached actors have been trickling in, and today Deadline has reported that Kate Walsh, Joey King and John Close have all joined the cast.
Walsh, who recently starred in ABC’s Private Practice, will play Gina, “a trophy wife-type and reluctant mother of twin sons.” King, who is set to star in Zach Braff’s controversial Kickstarter project, will play the daughter of a single-father police deputy (Colin Hanks). Close will play the brother of a small-town insurance salesman played by Martin Freeman.
The new additions will join a cast that also includes Oliver Platt and Billy Bob Thornton, who will star as Lorne Malvo, “a rootless, manipulative man who meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.”