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Here Is the Full Cast for FX's Television Adaptation of 'Fargo'

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | October 10, 2013 | Comments ()


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Before you get your midwestern knickers in a bunch over fears that FX is going to spit out a sh*tty bastardization of the Coen Brothers Fargo for the teevee,worry not. It’s exec produced by the Coens, so it will have their stamp of approval, and when it comes to FX, they don’t make bad dramas. They just don’t. Fargo is a 10-part mini-series that will follow an all-new ‘true crime’ story with a new case and characters all seeped in the humor, murder and “Minnesota nice.”

It sounds great. Here is the completed cast:

Billy Bob Thornton: Lorne Malvo, a rootless, manipulative man who meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction

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Martin Freeman: Lester Nygaard, a small-town insurance salesman henpecked by his wife,

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Colin Hanks: Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer

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Kate Walsh: Gina, a trophy wife-type and reluctant mother of twin sons.

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Joey King: Greta, the daughter of Hanks’ police deputy.

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Josh Close: Ron, the brother of Freeman’s small-town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard.

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Oliver Platt (No character description)

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  • M

    NOooooooooooooooo!!!! If Martin Freeman does this, it will mean another 2-year hiatus for Sherlock!!!!! Shakes fist at sky, cursses like a sailor: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • idiosynchronic

    WHERE"S MARGE??!

  • kkirkpat

    You had me at Oliver Platt.

  • Semilitterate

    Coen Bros + neo-Fargo = I'm in

  • cgthegeek

    So it follows the same formula as the movie, but the hero is not an ordinary woman, which is what made the movie great in the first place.

  • Blak

    Where's Marge Gunderson?

  • BWeaves

    Did ya mean "ruthless?"

  • Bob Genghis Khan

    So Young Talia is the 'killer'
    FX - No boundaries

  • COLIN HANKS???

    My love of Martin Freeman is now pitted directly against my what-the-fuck-I-can't-even of Hankspawn. Who the eff thought hiring this charisma sink was a good idea?

  • Three_nineteen

    Hanks was really good in Orange County, The Good Guys, Mad Men, and his guest turn on Happy Endings. He was bad on Dexter season 6 because, well, it was Dexter season 6.

    I'm disappointed but not surprised that there is no Marge Gunderson character.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    He nearly killed Band of Brothers, and he was only in one episode. And he has somehow managed to be utterly devoid of the charm that made his father so goofily likeable. Chet Haze is more interesting.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Oliver Platt (No character description)

    Because none is required. It's Oliver Platt. 'Nuff said.

  • sanity fair

    That was my exact thought as soon as I read the caption for his picture!

  • bastich

    Maybe he's playing the wood chipper?

  • Al Borland's Beard

    Damn! Beat me to it. That is an interesting image to ponder.

  • Batman

    rootless?

  • kirivinokur

    He's rootless towards da yoots.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I'm assuming they're using it in the sense of "has no roots". A drifter, if you will.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    Or he's always Johnny-on-the-spot when his dye job starts to grow out.

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