Martin Freeman to take Macy’s role in Fargo TV series

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman will take on William H. Macy’s role in the TV revamp of Coen Brothers movie Fargo. The Brit will play Lester Nygaard in the 10-episode limited series inspired by the cult 1996 film, which earned Macy a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod.
Freeman joins Billy Bob Thornton among the cast for the TV spin-off, set in Minnesota.
Joel and Ethan Coen, who wrote, directed and produced the film, will executive produce the project.