Channel 4 has secured the UK premiere broadcast rights for new 10-part series Fargo which is based on the film of the same name.
Due to air on the channel in Spring 2014, the series is an original adaptation by novelist/writer Noah Hawley and is executive produced by Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen and Geyer Kosinski. Fargo stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Allison Tolman and Oliver Platt. It will follow an all-new ‘true crime’ story with new characters.
Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt says; “Fargo is a perfect Channel 4 show – a dark comedy, beautifully directed with a stunning cast. We are excited to be bringing it to a British audience.”
“We are so happy to have Channel 4 as our broadcast partner in the UK and are thrilled to have been part of the team that brought Fargo to life. We look forward to introducing it to audiences worldwide,” said Chris Ottinger, President, International Television Distribution & Acquisitions, MGM.
We’ll bring you more news on Fargo as soon as it becomes available.