Coens adapt Fargo for small screen
and Ethan Coen are bringing one of their signature movies to television. Cable TV channel FX has closed a deal to develop Fargo for a series loosely based on the Coen brothers’ 1996 crime comedy/drama. The Coens are overseeing the project, which will be written/executive produced by The Unusuals and My Generation creator Noah Hawley. Fargo, the movie, stars Frances McDormand (pictured) as a pregnant police chief who pursues two bumbling criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) hired by a car salesman (William H. Macy) to kidnap his wife.