Fargo to Become a Channel 4 TV Show Starring Bilbo Baggins

By Gerald Lynch on at

The Cohen brothers' cult favourite Fargo is making the jump to the small screen as a ten-part series, set to air on Channel 4. Premiering stateside in April on the FX channel (and hitting the UK shortly afterwards), Sherlock's Martin Freeman will take the Jerry Lundegaard role originally played by William H. Macy, while bonkers Billy Bob Thornton will play "mysterious stranger" Lorne Malvo. [BBC]