Take a brief look at the filmography of Joel and Ethan Coen and it starts to look a lot like there isn’t a kind of movie they can’t pull off. From the Minnesota-noir of Fargo to the period caper O Brother Where Art Thou, this year’s classic Hollywood sendup Hail, Caesar, and the gangster classic Miller’s Crossing, the Coen Brothers exhibit a fluidity and range that’s pretty astounding. It’s almost as if they’ve constructed their own superhero-style cinematic universe where just about anything is possible, as their sensibility was perfectly captured and imported to television by TV genius Noah Hawley in the FX series Fargo. Which then brought up a question: Why the hell haven’t they tried to make a TV show?
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Turns out they were just biding their time. According to Variety, the duo are set to write and direct an anthology series called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Plot details are under wraps, but it’s set in the Old West and production company Annapurna Pictures is looking to work out some sort of joint TV and movie arrangement that’s being compared to similar plans for the forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, which includes both a movie and a spinoff TV show that explores the backstory of the fantasy series. This is partially because Buster Scruggs is said to be to large and unwieldy a project to fit into a single movie, with six intertwining storylines.
Regardless of what shape it takes, another Coen Brothers Western is always a good thing—and it’ll probably tout a killer cast. Remember how No Country For Old Men introduced Americans to Javier Bardem?
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