While Noah Hawley’s terrific FX series, Fargo, currently enjoys critical acclaim, the Coen Brothers have had little to do with the show besides providing the archetype for the tone and violence that permeated the original film which earned them a Best Picture nominee at the 1997 Academy Awards.
However, the Coen Brothers have now opted to transition from the big screen to Netflix with their own series.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is being described as Western anthology that will feature six different stories all focusing on the American West — with some viewing it as an extension of what they did with O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Not surprisingly, Tim Blake Nelson — who played dimwitted Delmar O’Donnell in the aforementioned film — has been cast in the titular role of Buster.
“We are streaming motherfuckers!,” said Joel Coen and Ethan Coen in a statement.
“The Coens are visionary directors, masterful storytellers, and colorful linguists. We are thrilled for Netflix to become home to the full range of their talents,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix.
No word on when the show will debut. But consider us excited.