Martin Freeman Joins FX’s Limited Series FARGO

     September 26, 2013


A couple months ago, we reported that Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) would be leading the FX limited series, Fargo.  (Read what Thornton had to say about the project in a recent interview.)  Now, it looks like Martin Freeman (The World’s End) will be joining him as a co-lead.  The 10-episode series, inspired by Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1996 film of the same name, will keep the same iconic “Minnesota nice” tone while being steeped in murder and other crimes.  Featuring a new case with new characters, Fargo centers on “Lester Nygaard (Freeman), a small town insurance salesman henpecked by his wife, whose life is changed when a mysterious stranger, Lorne Malvo (Thornton), comes to town.”  Fargo was written by Noah Hawley (Bones), and Adam Bernstein (Breaking Bad) will direct the opening hour. (Via Deadline)