Fargo, the new TV series based on the 1996 Coen Bros. film of the same name, premiers Tuesday, April 15 on FX. Yahoo TV has an exclusive peek at the opening 7 minutes of the show. [I can’t seem to embed the video, so click here to watch.]
I absolutely adore the original film, and my initial gut reaction to learning about this series was one of despair. How could you mess with such an original classic. But then I saw the impressive cast list: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Keith Carradine, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Adam Goldberg, and even bringing the Coens on board for some of the writing.
And then I saw the trailer…
And now after watching these first 7 minutes, I can now honestly report: I can’t wait for this show!
It seems to blend the twisted ‘true crime’ genre of True Detective, with the quirky dark humor of the Coens. And that is an exciting combination.