Noah Hawley took on a daunting task by adapting the beloved Oscar-winning film “Fargo” as a television program for FX. We will ask him about how he met that challenge so successfully when he joins us for a live chat this Monday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
The hit miniseries is based in part on the 1996 movie of the same name from Joel and Ethan Coen (who serve as executive producers of the series). It won Academy Awards for Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Original Screenplay (the Coens).
In the new version, the evil Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) has a car accident when passing through the small town of Bemidji, Minnesota. While there, he causes havoc and makes an unintentional pact with mild-mannered Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) into murder. Deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) and Duluth police officer Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) team up to try and solve the murders in the cold, wintry climate.
The 10 episodes are just past midway through airing and have been well-received by critics. It should be a frontrunner at this year’s Emmys for Best TV Miniseries and could claim several acting slots. The cast also includes Keith Carradine, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, and Kate Walsh.
In addition to being the creator, showrunner, and writer for “Fargo,” Hawley was a producer and writer for “Bones,” as well as the short-lived shows “The Unusuals” and “My Generation.” He is the author of four novels: “A Conspiracy of Tall Men,” “Other People’s Weddings,” “The Punch,” and “The Good Father.”
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