Colin-Hanks-InsertFresh off his appearance on NCIS, Colin Hanks is headed to FX to co-star in the upcoming limited-series ‘Fargo’. In the show Hanks is set to play a police deputy, the series will be an adaptation based on the popular Joel and Ethan Coen’s Oscar-nominated film.
This will be a limited engagement, set to run its course over 10 episodes, and will take place within the storyworld created by the Coen brothers’ 1996 best picture nominee. The series will focus on the “true crime” story but with a new case and new characters. As for Hanks character, he will play police deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad that must protect his family while tracking down a killer at the same time.
Also set to star in the series is Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton, taking on the role that Steve Buscemi made famous, Lorne Malvo. Noah Hawley is set to write the script, he will also serve as executive producer.
As for Joel and Ethan Coen (the original writers, directors and producers of the film) they will also serve as executive producers, with Warren Littlefield and Geyer Kosinski. Taking lead on the project is MGM, handling worldwide distribution of the series outside of the U.S. and Canada, in cooperation with MGM Television and FX. Production will begin later this month, and is set to air in the spring of 2014.