Fargo - Martin Freeman
Fargo - Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) ©2014 FX Networks, photo by Chris Large

This is the new FX Network Fargo series starring Martin Freeman of The Hobbit and Sherlock fame. The first episode airs on Tuesday April 15, 2014 titled The Crocodile’s Dilemma.

Fargo is original adaptation of the Oscar winning feature film of the same name made in 1996. Here we have an all-new “true crime” story. It is a new case and new characters but grounding it is the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that made the film original an enduring classic it is.

Fargo 101 The Crocodile’s Dilemma – Official Information

[quote_box_center]A rootless, manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.

Cast includes Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Joey King, Tom, Josh Close, Russell Harvard, Adam Goldberg, Keegan-Michael and Jordan Peele.

Fargo is written by Noah Hawley. Emmy Award-winning director Adam Bernstein directed the premiere hour. Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen and Geyer Kosinski serve as executive producers. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions.[/quote_box_center]

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online