Coens Distance Themselves From FX’s “Fargo”

FX’s “Fargo” has been met with acclaim across the board. The series adaptation of Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1996 film has been spearheaded by showrunner Noah Hawley and both seasons so far have served as great big love letters to the works of the Coen Brothers.

While the Coens have executive producer credits on the series, in a new interview with Radio Times they have revealed they have little involvement in the show and are actually quite indifferent towards it. Joel Coen says: “We’re just not very interested. I mean, we’re perfectly happy with it. We have no problem with it. It just feels divorced from our film somehow.”

The pair are also not big fans of the idea of moving into the TV arena like so many other major filmmakers have done in recent years: “We work short. Our longest movie [‘No Country for Old Men’] is two hours two minutes. It’s just not how we think about stories. I mean, after two hours with a character, we feel we’re pretty much done with them.”

FX’s “Fargo” is set to return for a third season in 2017.