Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton star in ‘Fargo’ TV series trailer – watch

TV adaptation of classic Coen brothers film will debut this year

A new trailer for the TV adaptation of the film Fargo has been revealed – click below to watch.

The Office and Sherlock actor Martin Freeman is set to star in the small-screen take on the classic Coen brothers film, as is Billy Bob Thornton and Breaking Bad actor Bob Odenkirk. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia actor Glenn Howerton, Kate Walsh and Oliver Platt have also signed up to appear in the FX project.

Freeman will play a role similar to the one played by William H Macy in the original film. He will portray a slightly hopeless local insurance salesman, henpecked by his wife, whose life is transformed when a mysterious and manipulative stranger arrives in town. Billy Bob Thornton will co-star as the intoxicating stranger in a role similar to the one first played by Steve Buscemi.

The TV series is inspired by the Coen Brothers’ classic black comedy film, but will introduce new characters and revolve around a different crime story. Alongside Macy and Buscemi, the film also starred Frances McDormand, who won an Oscar for her role as a pregnant sheriff in the sleepy North Dakota town of Fargo.

Noah Hawley, a former writer-producer on Bones, is scripting the 10-part series in addition to serving as an executive producer. Joel and Ethan Coen are also on board as executive producers.

Fargo will debut in the US on April 15, 2014 before coming to the UK on Channel 4 shortly afterwards.