1996 Cult classic film Fargo is being remade into a TV series for FX from MGM television but don’t expect to see lead character Sheriff Marge Gunderson show up in the series. The Fargo series based on the Coen Brothers film, will see Ethan and Joel Coen serving as executive producers on the show.
Says president of MGM Television Roma Khanna “She’s (Gunderson) not in it. It’s not a retelling of the same story, because on so many levels that would be foolish.” and compared this small screen remake to that of the recent Teen Wolf reboot which MGM was also behind. “The original ‘Teen Wolf’ film was very campy and fun and a little silly. The TV series is dark and sexy and aggressive in ways,” leading to speculation that the original film will just serve as a grounding plate for the series.
While Marge Gunderson or Francis McDormand and not slated to appear, the show already has some big names attached to the new project including Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Billy Bob Thornton.
- Frances McDormand’s Character Will Not Return For ‘Fargo’ TV Series (huffingtonpost.com)
- Martin Freeman To Star In FX’s Fargo TV Series, Doncha Know? (themarysue.com)
- Martin Freeman To Star In FX Limited Series ‘Fargo’ (m.deadline.com)