Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are setting out on their first major foray into television with a new anthology event series set in the Old West. Annapurna Television is teaming with the Coens on the project which is titled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”.
Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script from an original idea and will direct the project which Annapurna intends to pursue with “an innovative approach that could combine television and theatrical”. There’s no story details beyond that the project will intertwine six different story lines.
The Coens will also produce alongside Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle. The plan is to film ‘Buster Scruggs’ as a contained mini-series as the project’s scope is “too challenging to be covered in one feature film” says sources.