KUSA – Fans of the film Fargo are in for a treat with FX's return to the dramatized city. FX is renewing the history and story of the Academy Award winner in their TV adaptation Fargo.
Fargo (2014) features a strong cast including Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, known for his portrayal of Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings.
The beloved film version of Fargo is something the cast did not want to recreate, but instead build off of it.
"Different characters, new characters, new stories but using that tonal world of Fargo," Freeman said. "The rest is ours. It's very much our own thing."
The cast want to build their own stories and develop a story both new and old fans will want to return to weekly.
"It is a risk bringing something that is very beloved into another form," Freeman said. "You do it with care and with love."
The cast hope the fans will love the quirky new characters. One character of note is Thornton's Lorne Malvo.
"He's a drifter, a mysterious guy. You don't quite know what he's up to all the time," Thornton said.
"Normally with a character you think about their backstory. This is one of the rare times in my career when it would be detrimental to think about his backstory."
Fargo follows a true crime story with the same humor and wit of the original.
FX filmed ten-episodes of the show and like another of its hit shows, American Horror Story, each season will feature a new story and cast.
"It's ten hours and this story is done," Thornton said. "If they do another season the idea is to have different characters and a different story."
Fargo premiers on FX Tuesday, April 15.