“Fargo” premieres tonight, April 15th at 10 PM on FX in the states and on FXCanda. The 10 episode limited series is inspired by the movie “Fargo” and features an all-new “true crime” story and follows a new case and new characters.
Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Joey King, Allison Tolman, Susan Park, Kate Wash, Oliver Platt and Colin Hanks are starring.
Colin plays police deputy Gus Grimly, and 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.
“Fargo” is written by Noah Hawley. Emmy Award-winning director Adam Bernstein directed the premiere hour.
© Photo courtesy of Colin Hanks, Instagram “Morning drive to work this morning.”
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Ya, You Betcha, and Uff da: How FX’s ‘Fargo’ Got the Accent Down
Colin Hanks, one of the stars of the new FX series Fargo, knows that there are three things everyone remembers about the Coen brothers movie, which serves as the inspiration for the limited series. “Everyone remembers the snow, everyone remembers the accents, everyone remembers the woodchipper,” Hanks told The Wire in a recent interview. […]
Ya, You Betcha, and Uff da: How FX’s ‘Fargo’ Got the Accent Down, April 14th, 2014
‘Fargo’ on FX is full of chipper humor
Could FX’s “Fargo” be the best new TV series of 2014 so far? You betcha.
Others may praise the verbose slog that was “True Detective” or the uninvolving history of “Turn,” but for sheer entertainment value and constant surprise, no new program is better than this 10-part limited series adaptation of the Coen brothers’ 1996 film “Fargo.”
This TV series, which will tell a complete story over its short run (no cliffhanger, no season two with the same characters), is more inspired by the movie “Fargo” — its settings, its character types — than it is a remake (none of the movie’s characters appear), although a plot twist in an episode four flashback to 1987 suggests it also functions as a sequel.[…]
Colin Hanks Falls And Falls Again For ‘Fargo’[…] “Hanks, no stranger to television with roles on Band of Brothers, Mad Men and Dexter, stars on FX’s Fargo as Gus, a reluctant police officer and loving father caught in a horrible mess.
“He’s a simple guy,” Hanks told Spinoff Online on the Calgary set of Fargo. “He’s a single father. He’s raised his daughter alone. He’s experienced loss in his life. Life hasn’t necessarily turned out the way he expected. He’s done what he’s had to do for his daughter. He’s found himself in a position he didn’t think he was going to be in. He didn’t think he was going to be a cop, but they were hiring.”
As Hanks says, Gus isn’t a natural fit for the badge, and that’s clear in the Fargo pilot. Although he doesn’t appear until the very end of the episode, Gus is involved in a pivotal scene with Billy Bob Thornton’s Lorne Malvo, the enigmatic criminal that sets much of the show’s dark events into motion.” […]
Colin Hanks Falls And Falls Again For ‘Fargo’, April 11th, 2014
Colin Hanks battled freezing temperatures for Fargo TV series
Actor Colin Hanks shivered through filming on new TV series Fargo after temperatures on location in Calgary, Canada plummeted to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (-34.4 degrees Celsius).
The King Kong star reveals he had to cover his body with hand and foot warmers under layers upon layers of clothing just to keep him from freezing.
He explains, “I sort of got it down to a science. I would come into the trailer every morning, I would put on foot warmers that attached to your feet, and then I’d take two […]
Colin Hanks battled freezing temperatures for Fargo TV series, April 8th, 2014
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