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Old March 24 2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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'Fargo' TV series crime procedural in talks for FX channel

This could work like Northern Exposure.
It would surely be a crime procedural series like NYPD Blue with half of the show being personal lives of the police dept.
Maybe a single season long story of another kidnapping too.
Shot in canada outside toronto?

Fans of the 1996 Coen Brothers’ classic Fargo may be interested to know that FX is looking at the property for translation into a TV series. While reports indicate that the talks between the network and MGM Television are in their infancy, MGM is on the lookout for opportunities to turn their extensive list of properties (for example, Teen Wolf) into programs for the small screen.
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Old March 24 2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Just what we need: another procedural cop show. *sigh*
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Old March 24 2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Where is it coming from that the show would be a procedural?
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Old March 24 2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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It's just an assumption, I gather, as the movie was about a kidnapping investigation, and that seems to be all the networks are interested in these days. Still, if they focused on the characters--like Justified, perhaps---then it might work. The humor, however, might be too quirky for a network like FX, though.
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Old March 24 2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Wasn't there a Fargo pilot with Edie Falco a few years ago?
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Old March 24 2012, 07:24 PM   #6
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Wasn't there a Fargo pilot with Edie Falco a few years ago?
Apparently so.

I don't really see the point of reviving the movie as a police procedural. Such an approach seems likely to suck all that was interesting out of the movie in favor of all that is uninteresting on television right now. It's interesting to hear Northern Exposure brought up, because that show was about a doctor, but it was anything but a medical procedural.
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Old March 24 2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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No Coens, no point
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Old March 24 2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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Just what we need: another procedural cop show. *sigh*
My thoughts exactly. CBS alone has enough cop shows to satisfy anyone's tastes for that genre.

FX already has a kick-ass "cop show" (not at all a boring procedural) in Justified. I'd like to see FX do a sci fi show. They had a lot of success with American Horror Story. Some dark, dystopian, violent, crazy sci fi scenario would be perfect for them.
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Old March 24 2012, 09:38 PM   #9
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Well, I guess it could work. But what helped make it unique was the cop that was pregnant, so not entirely sure what it could bring to the table beyond what it's already done.
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Old March 24 2012, 10:22 PM   #10
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As a movie, a standalone story, it was great but I just don't see Fargo as the basis for a series.
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Old March 24 2012, 10:36 PM   #11
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I remember when Fargo came out that there was talk of doing a tv series (due to the success of the movie I guess), but it didn't go anywhere. At the time I thought it would obviously be a comedy and a running joke would be that Marge would always be pregnant. My friends thought that would be too silly, but then Family Guy did it.
Didn't know about the 2003 pilot though.
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Old March 25 2012, 05:20 AM   #12
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Oh, ya? Oh, jeez...
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Old March 25 2012, 05:20 AM   #13
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I wonder if people who don't like sci-fi shows say "Just another sci-fi show. Be original, people"
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Old March 25 2012, 05:32 AM   #14
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If it's as authentically Minnesotan as the movie? I'd watch it.

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No Frances McDormand, no point. Don'tcha know?
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