We all had our doubts when we first heard that Joel and Ethan Coen‘s masterpiece “Fargo” was going to get adapted for the small screen, but if you’ve yet to catch up on the FX show that bears the same name, then you are quite possibly missing out on the best TV series since “Breaking Bad.” The first season was a home run, and the second season was a near-miracle of multiple moving parts. The ambition and sheer scope of the series is groundbreaking. We still have a few unanswered questions from the last season that will likely remain unanswered, but that’s part of the “Fargo” TV charm. It casts a dark, almost miraculous spell thanks to its writing, acting, directing, cinematography, music and set design, which are all spot-on and in sync with its creator’s artistic vision.
The aforementioned creator is Noah Hawley, also the writer and executive producer/showrunner of the series. While Season 3 is expected to premiere in 2017, in the interim, Hawley will be making his feature-film directorial debut in “Man Alive,” which was just acquired by 20th Century Fox in what is being described as a six-figure deal.
Little is known about “Man Alive,” but Deadline reports it to be based on an “elevated sci-fi” screenplay from New Jersey native and newcomer Joe Greenberg. Hawley is definitely not an amateur when it comes to sci-fi, as the last season of “Fargo” dealt with an increasingly mysterious narrative that involved the supernatural.
Hawley has several projects in development via his overall deal with FX, including the X-Men-themed pilot “Legion.” He will also be tackling Kurt Vonnegut as writer and executive producer for a mini-series adaptation of the late author’s 1963 novel, “Cat’s Cradle” — definitely an ambitious task as translating Vonnegut to the big screen has never been an easy ride for anybody who’s attempted it. [Deadline]