The Coen Brothers Are Making Their First Ever TV Show

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
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Director siblings Joel and Ethan Coen are making their first foray into television with limited series The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs.

The brothers, who are best known for their movies Fargo, No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski, are partnering with Annapurna Television executives to make the limited anthology series, their first TV project.

The Coens will write the script from an original idea and direct the western as well as produce alongside Annapurna founder Megan Ellison and president of television Sue Naegle.

“We are very excited to be working with Megan and Sue on this project,” they said in a statement to Variety.

Plot details about the project have been kept under wraps but it will reportedly follow six interwoven story lines.

Sources tell the website Annapurna is pursuing an approach which could combine television with a theatrical release. They tell Variety the scope of the miniseries is too difficult to fit into a feature film.

The brothers were previously credited as executive producers on TV anthology series Fargo, which was inspired by their 1996 movie.

by WENN

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