Fargo TV Series Adds Billy Bob Thornton

TV series based on films are few and far between, but every once in awhile one pops up that looks like a good idea. With the Coen Brothers gearing up for a Fargo TV series to air on FX, it was only a matter of time before they began announcing cast details. For Fargo, the first up is Coen mainstay and ex-Mr. Angelina Jolie: Billy Bob Thornton.

The Fargo limited series on FX will be a ten episode series telling a new crime story that takes place in the small town of Fargo, North Dakota. It has only a limited link with the original film, which starred Frances McDormand and William H. Macy. The series will try to bring back the ‘Minnesota nice’ (and presumably the same macabre humor) of the Coens’ film.

Billy Bob Thornton will be taking on that part of Lorne Malvo, which is being described
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