Updated: January 14, 2014
Just announced... a premiere date for FX's FARGO of April 15th. This comes on the same day that the FX Networks issued a release with plans to expand the brand with a new premium specialty channel FXX Canada launching April 1st. That's where you'll find FARGO north of the border.
Production on the series continues outside of Calgary and NL's Shawn Doyle is back in action as police chief, Vern Thurman - tweeting this shot from a very chilly Alberta set last week...
Industry buzz around the production has been huge and we'll bring you the trailer as soon it is released (which should be soon).
AND we'll take this opportunity to send a big shout out to Shawn as just yesterday he received another honour - a 2014 Canadian Screen Award Nomination, this time in the category of Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series for his work on FLASHPOINT - "No Kind of Life" (post)
What follows is an excerpt from the official FXX Canada press release issued today....
Posted: October 29, 2013
Just yesterday we told you we were waiting on some truly cool casting news from Shawn Doyle (post).... well now we can share.
The award winning NL actor will join the cast of FX's Coen Brothers exec-produced Fargo.
Production on the 10-episode series inspired by the 1996 Oscar winning film of the same name begins next month in Calgary, AB.
From the few plot details released we can report... same town, same vibe, different crime and different crime-solvers.
Doyle will play the local police chief, Vern Thurman. "Vern is a salt-of-the-earth, low-key kind of guy, investigating a recent murder that has left the town in shock.”
He joins an already stacked cast that includes Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Colin Hanks (ORANGE COUNTY), Oliver Platt (The Big C) and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (SLINGBLADE).
Written by Noah Hawley (The Unusuals) with Adam Bernstein (Californication) slated in the director's chair - Fargo isn't set to air until the spring of 2014, but already the buzz around this project is big!
We wan't wait to watch... and hear Shawn's turn with this accent – oh you betcha, yeah! 😉 SABS
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