FX’s not-quite-a-remake of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo just got even more interesting. The show was already an oddity — a 10-episode series that uses neither plot nor characters from the original film, only an overall tone and a setting (which again is a small town in Minnesota, not Fargo). Adding another wrinkle is the latest casting news—comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (of Comedy Central’s sketch show Key & Peele) are on board to play FBI agents in a four-episode arc.
A darkly comic dramatic role would be a departure for the duo, unless the FBI sends in agents Hingle McCringleberry and Bismo Funyuns to solve crimes. The show already has a star-studded cast, led by Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, and Colin Hanks. No word yet as to what the central mystery will be, just that, like the film, it will be loosely based on a real-life story.
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