If someone forced me at gunpoint to name my favorite movie of all time, I'd inevitably be shot because I'd be all, "Well can I name my favorite movies by genre? Because it's like soooo hard to narrow it down to just *BLAM*" But if I managed to choke out a few titles before succumbing to my fatal wound, Fargo would definitely be at the top of the list.
Which is why I am beyond embarrassed to confess I had NO IDEA the Coen brothers are executive producing a TV adaption of this brilliant movie. I mean, what? Fargo the TV series? Yes, this is actually happening. It's happening on FX starting in April, and I am officially insanely excited about it.
Let's start with the casting. Fargo stars Bob Odenkirk (Saul from Breaking Bad!), Martin Freeman (Watson from Sherlock!), and Billy Bob Thorton (the weirdo who's pretty much jaw-droppingly awesome in literally everything he ever does!). And also: the teaser trailers for this show are FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC.
Pull up a chair, check out these 11 super-short/super-intriguing Fargo teaser clips, and join me in my belated pants-peeing over this promising-looking new series.
The first one's called Carcass:
Steak, in which we get our first look at Billy Bob:
Billy Bob with a different take on William H. Macy's iconic ice-flailing scene in Scrape:
The spooky narrative-plus-guy-in-the-trunk action from Rules:
Proof that there will be morbid humor, courtesy of Fishermen:
Roadside. Wait for it ... wait for it ...
And last but certainly not least, an intense moment with Martin Freeman in Dryer:
While Fargo the series will be based on the 1996 film, it contains all-new storylines and characters. (Oh, and it's an anthology like True Detective, so if it's re-upped for a season season, it'll be a new story and new cast.) It's set to premiere on FX on April 15, and I am SO THERE.
What do you think of these teasers? Are you looking forward to Fargo, the TV show?
Image via FX