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Fargo - 10-episode limited series on FX - Thorton / Freeman - Premieres April 15

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Seems a bit visually uninspired compared to what I was expecting. Still looking forward to watching it.

True Detective spoiled me
 
The poster for this is amazing.
Is it this one?



That's the image they've been using on the website background.
 
I just found out that one of the actors in this show is the son of Tom Hanks, and got really excited cause I thought it was going to be the one that tried to a rapper, but it's another Hanks.
 

mattiewheels

And then the LORD David Bowie saith to his Son, Jonny Depp: 'Go, and spread my image amongst the cosmos. For every living thing is in anguish and only the LIGHT shall give them reprieve.'
I sense a really great performance from Martin going by that clip, I also like that they aren't afraid to keep the season very short. Man I hope this is great.
 
So did the movie, which had compelling cinematography.

I realize this is a TV show but that's no longer an excuse for a lack of visual style in this day and age. Anyway, I'll reserve final judgment until it airs.

Ha, I'm actually on the same page as you about all that. I was just cracking a joke.
 
So did the movie, which had compelling cinematography.

I realize this is a TV show but that's no longer an excuse for a lack of visual style in this day and age. Anyway, I'll reserve final judgment until it airs.

the visual style isn't that dull. y'all sound like this show looks like some basic cbs procedural or some shit. it's fine. and we haven't got much to judge it on either.
 
the visual style isn't that dull. y'all sound like this show looks like some basic cbs procedural or some shit. it's fine. and we haven't got much to judge it on either.

Which is why I reserved final judgement in my post. The initial trailer just underwhelmed me visually, is all.

Regardless of cinematography, this show is already better than CSI bullshit and it hasn't even aired yet.
 
The Americans had a pretty graphic execution this season.
Yup. The Bridge, SoA, and a few other shows have some very graphic material. They stop just short of showing most things, but the set up and implied action are enough to get the point across. In the end, they have plenty of leeway to produce shockingly violent content provided the writing and execution are there to back it up.
 
Deadline said:
Netflix Bringing ‘Fargo’ To The Netherlands

Netflix has scored rights to new series Fargo for the Netherlands. The 10-episode limited series is inspired by the Coen brothers’ 1996 feature and will be available exclusively to Netflix members beginning April 16. New episodes will roll out weekly on Netflix Netherlands within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast on FX. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions with MGM handling worldwide distribution.
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Matt Roush talking about Fargo in TVGuide:
Question: Just wondering if you've heard anything about or seen the pilot of FX's adaptation of Fargo yet? Obviously it's too early to tell, but just from the previews and the looks of the cast, it seems to me like it could be in contention for a few Emmys later this year? - Kevin

Matt Roush: I'd bet on it. I've only seen the pilot episode so far - more are on their way, and I can't wait - but it was easily one of the most enjoyable and promising hours of anything I've seen so far this year. This version of Fargo is not an adaptation of the feature film, but evokes a similar tone with elements of quirky whimsy laced with grisly incident, which in this case often reminded me of an especially macabre and pungent episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Like True Detective and American Horror Story, this will be an anthology series telling a complete story over a single season, and any future seasons will be built around new stars and new characters. Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman are excellent here, and one of the highest compliments I can pay FX's Fargo is that after watching the first episode, I can't imagine where the second will take me.
 
Wow didn't know that:

1- Glenn Howerton was in this.
2- There will be more self-contained seasons of Fargo if the show is successful.

Great news indeed.
 

mattiewheels

And then the LORD David Bowie saith to his Son, Jonny Depp: 'Go, and spread my image amongst the cosmos. For every living thing is in anguish and only the LIGHT shall give them reprieve.'
I guess anthology seasons are better at getting bigger stars, since they can do TV without it really getting in the way of their other work.
 

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Wow didn't know that:

1- Glenn Howerton was in this.
2- There will be more self-contained seasons of Fargo if the show is successful.

Great news indeed.

Yeah, I think the cast of It's Always Sunny is really talented, and I've always wanted them to branch out more (particularly, Howerton who IMO is fantastic). I wonder if he's just a small cameo, or an actual recurring character. IMDB says he's
in two episodes at least, but most of the episodes castings are incomplete.
 
- Reuters: In Canada snowdrifts, Coen brothers' 'Fargo' gets cable TV treatment

Production article with a few spoilers.
Executive producer Noah Hawley agreed to handle the writing of the single-season series after being approached by studio MGM, which owns the rights to the movie, and the FX.

"They basically said 'Hey, can you write a Coen brothers movie set in this region?'," Hawley said. "It was a really interesting challenge presented to me. To say, what is a Coen Brothers movie, really?"

Hawley's answer was that his "Fargo" needed to steer clear from the traditional "case of the week" cop show. He pitched a series with a single season as a complete story, much like an episodic film, a format gaining traction with the popularity of FX's "American Horror Story" and HBO's "True Detective."

"There's huge freedom in that there's no treading water," he said. "You're telling a story with a beginning, middle and an end, which means that every step is a step towards the end of the story. You don't have to worry about how to keep a character's story alive over multiple seasons."

Hawley said he wanted to echo the dark humor of the movie and be faithful to the rural Minnesotans presented in "Fargo."
 
I am starting to get really, really excited.

Now that TD is over, I'm jonesing for another crime tale, and Fargo... well, that'll do just nicely. Completely different tone and story, but I love that the anthology is catching on.
 
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