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Watch: Billy Bob Thornton Scrapes Out a Space for Himself in the First Teaser for FX’s ‘Fargo’ TV Show

Watch: Billy Bob Thornton Scrapes Out a Space for Himself in the First Teaser for FX's 'Fargo' TV Show

We’ve been waiting patiently for the first look at “Fargo,” the television adaptation of Joel and Ethan Coen’s Oscar-winning film from 1996, and it’s finely here… in a 30 second teaser featuring Billy Bob Thornton performing a task many Northeasterners are sick of by now.

Simple, direct, and more than a little vague, the spot reveals very little we didn’t already know, including the name of Thornton’s character — Lorne Malvo, a fact already available on IMDB — and the month of the anticipated show’s premiere (we can do you one better, it debuts April 15). Despite the show’s cast list sporting some popular names like Martin Freeman, Oliver Platt, and Bob Odenkirk, none of their welcome faces appear in the teaser.

More will undoubtedly be unveiled in the coming months, but take a look at the spot below and tell us what you think of the slow tease put forth by FX.

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Mark Kenna

Although this teaser doesn't give much away, I like it. The anticipation, the mundane task of clearing the windscreen, all the while, the track 'It only hurts for a little while' by the Ames Bros [1956] playing gently in the background. They've done a nice job on the temp mix with good weight for the car engine, clear foley and a balance of interior to exterior sound mix. Looking forward to what they put out over the coming weeks – The full track by the Ames Bros can be found on YouTube, it's a catchy track and very apt for such a series.

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