'Fargo' limited series adds Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh
By PATRICK KEVIN DAY
Oct 11, 2013 | 5:36 PM
FX's upcoming "Fargo" limited series is rounding out its cast, and has added some notable names, including "Breaking Bad's" Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh of "Private Practice."
In case you've been crossing your fingers that AMC's "Breaking Bad" follow-up, "Better Call Saul," gets the go-ahead, don't worry about Odenkirk's appearance on "Fargo." The key words are "limited series."
The 10-episode adaptation of Joel and Ethan Coen's film crime classic shares the motion picture's Minnesota setting and title, but that's about it. Producers promise that this "Fargo" will tell a completely new story, but retain the film's "true story" conceit.
Billy Bob Thornton, himself a Coen Bros. alum, Martin Freeman and Colin Hanks had previously been announced as the stars. But now the network has revealed Odenkirk, Walsh, Oliver Platt and Glenn Howerton from FXX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
Though the Coens are serving as executive producers on the series, it's being written by "Unusuals" creator Noah Hawley and being directed by a number of people who aren't Joel Coen. But you can probably expect the usual number of "You betchas."
The limited series of "Fargo" will appear on FX in the spring.