Created for TV by part-time Austinite Noah Hawley, FX Network’s dark comedy Fargo follows a Minnesota deputy’s (Allison Tolman) investigation into the double homicide of the chief of police and the wife of an insurance salesman (Martin Freeman) in the small town of Bemidji. The cast also includes Billy Bob Thornton as the hit man who sets everything in motion, and Colin Hanks as a Duluth police officer who assists Tolman in her investigation. Fargo, of course, is a TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers’ 1996 classic crime comedy that starred France McDormand, William H. Macy, and Steve Buscemi. Creator Noah Hawley will preview Episode 9 of the 10-episode limited series in advance of its June 10’s airing at the ATX TV Festival. Hawley will attend the Fargo screening at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at the State Theater with cast members Allison Tolman and Keith Carradine, who plays the deputy’s father. Also, at 3 p.m. June 7 at the Alamo Ritz, Hawley also will reunite with several cast members of My Generation for a screening of an episode of short-lived ABC mockumentary drama that was shot here in Austin. Hawley also will sit on the panel Reboot, Remake, Reimagine, or Adapt, which will be held 3:30 p.m. June 6 at the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. In addition to creating Fargo and My Generation, Hawley also produces the TV series Bones, wrote the 2006 comedy Lies & Alibis, and authored four books, including 2012’s The Good Father.
Aired: June 5, 2014
Web sites: http://www.atxfestival.com/; http://www.fxnetworks.com/fargo/; and http://noahhawley.com/