Taking the Cohen brothers classic film Fargo and turning it into a television series is no easy feat, but FX has pulled out all the stops in their remake of the classic snow filled tale. They first made a major statement in the quality of the show by casting Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman in the lead roles. Billy Bob is the felon who doesn’t have a problem crossing lines of morality. It is a role similar to Steve Buschemi’s in the film. Martin Freeman plays a naive insurance salesman in the mold of William H. Macy’s car salesman from the original movie.
Besides Thornton and Freeman the cast is a who’s who of big time cable programs. Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele just to name a few. It’s a murderous row of talent from FX. Here’s the brief description of what to expect from tonight’s series premiere.
A rootless, manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.
The promos for the show perfectly capture the dark atmosphere of the original film.
FX also posted the first seven minutes of the premiere to get viewers pumped for tonight’s event.
Date: Tuesday, April 15th
Episode Title: The Crocodile’s Dilemma
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Online Stream: FXnetworks.com