New details have emerged about “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs,” the upcoming TV series western from the Coen Brothers.
The Albuquerque Journal (via The Playlist) reports that the pair aren’t calling it a TV series – rather dubbing it a “feature-length omnibus” that will contain six separate narratives. Said narratives are:
“The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs” follows a singing cowboy.
“Near Algodones” is about a high-plains drifter whose own fecklessness dogs his attempts at bank robbery and cattle driving.
“Meal Ticket” follows an actor and impresario of a traveling show.
“All Gold Canyon” is about a prospector who happily finds a gold seam but then unhappily finds an evil encroacher.
“The Gal Who Got Rattled” follows two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman on the wagon train who needs the help of one of them and who might be a marriage prospect for the other.
“The Mortal Remains” follows five very different passengers on a stagecoach of mysterious destination.
No casting or home for the series has yet been revealed beyond Annapurna Pictures which is producing. Filming begins next month on the picture which is set at the end of the Civil War.