Netflix’s Coen Brothers coup could serve up its best original show yet
News that Netflix will be losing Disney content from 2019 sent that company’s share price tumbling yesterday. However, the streaming giant has bounced back in some style today.
Netflix has announced it has secured the first ever television series to be written, produced and directed by the famed Coen Brothers; Joel and Ethan.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is described as a six-part western anthology series, which will air sometime next year.
Each of the six episodes will tell a different story and will star Tim Blake Nelson as Buster.
In a joint statement, the brothers behind The Big Lebowski, Fargo, No Country For Old Men, and countless other modern classics, said: “We are streaming motherf—ers!” (via Variety)
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Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix: “The Coens are visionary directors, masterful storytellers, and colorful linguists. We are thrilled for Netflix to become home to the full range of their talents.”
The Dudes Abide…
Tim Blake Nelson is a Coen alumni, having starred as prison escapee Delmar O’Donnell in O Brother Where Art Thou.
He’ll appear alongside Ryne Daley, James Franco and Zoe Kazan. No word on whether other mainstays, like John Turturro, will be involved, but fingers crossed!
On the surface, the series has the potential to be up there with any piece of Netflix original content currently available. But that’s just, like, our opinion, man.
Look out Stranger Things, House of Cards and Making A Murderer, the Coens are coming.
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