Joel and Ethan Coen will adapt their classic 1996 film “Fargo” for television on FX, Deadline reported Monday.
The Coens will serve as executive producers of the show, with Noah Hawley acting as showrunner. No casting has been announced.
The “Fargo” film, which won Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress Frances McDormand, is considered by many as the Coens’ finest work, combining the local color of their native Minnesota with a dark, violent kidnapping plot.
An earlier attempt at a “Fargo” TV adaptation, which starred a pre-Sopranos Edie Falco in the McDormand role, reached the pilot stage in the late ’90s but did not become a series. The Coens were not involved in that production.