FX Greenlights Series Based on Coen Brothers' Fargo

Network Will Also Feature Shows from Alexander Payne, Sam Mendes, Paul Giamatti and Shawn Ryan

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FX Greenlights Series Based on Coen Brothers' <i>Fargo</i>

Deadline reports that FX has greenlit a limited TV series based on The Coen Brothers’ 1996 comedic crime thriller Fargo. This will mark the network’s first time using the limited series/miniseries model.

The Coens will act as executive producers on the project, which will be written by The Unusuals and My Generation creator Noah Hawley. Production is set to commence in winter for a spring premiere date. The idea for a Fargo TV show was originally put into development back in September.

FX President John Landgraf also announced several other high-profile miniseries ventures that will help push FX’s sibling channel FXM (Fox Movie Channel). Among the announced projects are Sam MendesGrand Hotel, centering on a fictional terrorist plot in Paris; the Alexander Payne show Sutton, about the legendary bank robber Will Sutton; Shawn Ryan’s Mad Dogs, a remake of the British miniseries of the same name; and The Story of Mayflower, from actor Paul Giamatti and Life of Pi producer Gil Netter.