Met with critical acclaim and an audience eager to delve into the show’s crime ridden, wintry world, FX‘s “Fargo” doesn’t seem to have impressed the Coen Brothers. While Joel and Ethan may have an executive producer credits on the series spun off from their 1996 movie, the siblings are pretty clear in an interview with Radio Times that they are pretty indifferent about the show.
“We’re just not very interested. I mean, we’re perfectly happy with it. We have no problem with it. It just feels divorced from our film somehow,” Joel Coen said, which must be slightly deflating for the show’s creator, Noah Hawley, who has peppered the show with little Easter eggs to the Coens. Not to mention that it echoes the black comedy and drama of their picture pretty closely.
When asked about possibly exploring a longer narrative through a television show, the Coens prefer to stick with film. “Our longest movie [‘No Country for Old Men‘] is two hours two minutes. It’s just not how we think about stories. I mean, after two hours with a character, we feel we’re pretty much done with them,” Joel said.
Thoughts? Are the Coens putting too much distance between themselves and the show? Let us know below. [via Exclaim]