The newest film-to-TV adaptation, Fargo, will be airing on Channel 4 in the UK, it has just been announced. The ten-episode run will be shown on the cable channel FX in the US, and will start airing on April 15th, with the UK showing it later in the month.
Although the series promises to contain much of the same bleak landscape and humour that made the film such a success, here the tale is of a manipulative drifter, Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), who preys on the folk of a small town in Minnesota, including Freeman’s insurance salesman Lester Nygaard.
The series is being penned by Noah Hawley, who has previously worked on Bones. Executive producers include the Coen Brothers. Commenting on the series, Jay Hunt, Channel 4's chief creative officer, said: "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."