SHAWN DOYLE Finds Himself in FARGO

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...

Shawn Doyle @Shawndoyle tweeted pic from the set of FARGO the series Alberta

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)

FLASHPOINT - NO KIND OF LIFE  image still with Shawn Doyle

What follows is an excerpt from the official FXX Canada press release issued today....

PASADENA, CA (January 14, 2014) Furthering its commitment to delivering world-class content, Rogers Media announced today that new premium specialty channel FXX will launch in Canada on April 1. As the younger-skewing funnier extension of FX Canada, FXX will deliver premium programming to Canadian audiences, including envelope-pushing FX original scripted series, acquired movies and series, and original Canadian programs. The announcement was made today from the Television Critics Association tour in Pasadena.
 
FXXMirroring its U.S. counterpart with a rebellious roster of buzz-worthy series that define the FX brand, FXX will be available on free preview via select distributors until June 30. Additionally, all of FXX’s original prime-time content will be available for multiplatform distribution. Full broadcast details to be announced at a later date.
 
“With the tremendous success of FX Canada over the last two years, extending the brand with the launch of FXX is a natural progression for Rogers Media as we continue to deliver unmatched, exceptional, and exclusive programming to our audiences across the country,” said Scott Moore, President, Broadcast, Rogers Media. “Our strong partnership with FX Networks has allowed us to broadcast world-class content to our Canadian audiences through FX Canada, and we are proud to further strengthen this relationship with FXX.”
 
Targeting the coveted Adults 18-34 demo, FXX is the destination for non-traditional content that is irreverent, witty, and subversive with hit comedies such as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Wilfred, Legit,andAli G: Rezurection, from Sacha Baron Cohen, featuring new content and previously unseen episodes of Da Ali G Show. Among the original series debuting on the channel are Chozen, an animated comedy from the creators of Eastbound & Down, which follows a white rapper looking for redemption following a prison sentence; and Canadian-filmed Fargo, based on the Coen Brothers' Oscar®-winning crime drama of the same name, which chronicles an all-new “true crime” story and stars Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton.

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Posted: October 29, 2013

FARGO movie posterJust 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.”

sd tweetHe 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

Shawn Doyle wins BEST ACTOR ACTRA for THE DISAPPEAREDFor more features on Shawn Doyle check out...

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Be sure to follow Shawn Doyle on Twitter @Shawndoyle

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