“Fargo” creator Noah Hawley has extended his production deal with FX Productions and FX Networks for another three years, with two more projects of his on the way.
Hawley will will continue his showrunner duties on “Fargo,” continue developing the already announced “X-Men” spin-off series “Legion” and the series adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle,” and develop two new projects – “Hellhound on His Trail” and “The Hot Rock”.
Based on the 2010 Hampton Sides novel, ‘Hellbound’ looks at Martin Luther King’s assassin James Earl Ray and his violent and haphazard journey towards Memphis. The story also covers the sixty-five day search that lead investigators across two continents and sparked the largest manhunt in American history. Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) is penning the project which Hawley will executive produce.
‘Rock’ is a robbery caper drama series remake of the Donald E. Westlake novel and Peter Yates-directed 1972 film of the same name. Robert Redford and George Segal starred in the original about a valuable African diamond and the various double crosses and numerous thefts surrounding it. Hawley, Barry Josephson and John Cameron will executive produce.
The news comes as “Fargo” scored three Golden Globe nominations and wraps its current second season this coming Monday. It has already been renewed for a third season.