Just a friendly reminder that the first episode of ‘Fargo’ is coming to C4 tonight (April 20) at 10pm, and if you’re a fan of the film it promises to be worth your time.
It’s a ten-episode drama set in the world of the Coen Brothers’ much-lauded namesake film, and although it’s not a remake of the movie’s story, you can safely expect snowy North Dakotan wastes, suspense, satire, mystery, horror, comedy and keen (if faintly surreal) social observation. Martin Freeman stars in a Jerry Lundegaard/William H. Macy-inspired role of a loser-on-the-edge, above, sucking a soda sheepishly, and below, wielding a hammer and looking a bit wrong behind the eyes:
And there’s Billy Bob Thornton, the bad-ass Heisenberg to Freeman’s Mr. White:
The somewhat lesser-known Alison Tolman picks up the gosh-darn determined cop role:
And there’s this guy, you know… from… that show? We’ve seen him before somewhere:
Ah, it’s Adam Goldberg, and yep, he’s been in everything.
Oh, and Oliver Platt’s in it too! Will he be exuding an air of mild bemusement and exasperation perchance?
The first episode’s already been screened in the US and the reviews – ‘atmospheric’, ‘gorgeous’, ‘unexpectedly brilliant performances’ – are rather positive indeed. (I’d recommend not reading them if you don’t ruin the first episode for yourself, though.) In any case, watch the trailer below: