Fargo is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created and primarily written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the 1996 film of the same name written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series alongside Hawley. It premiered on April 15, 2014, on FX. Each season follows an anthology format, being set in a different era along with a different story, cast, and set of characters; however, each season is a part of a common chronology together with the original film.
The first season, set in 2006 and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman, was met with considerable acclaim. It won the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Casting, and received fifteen additional nominations including Outstanding Writing, another Outstanding Directing nomination, and acting nominations for Thornton, Tolman, Hanks, and Freeman. It also won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Miniseries or Television Film and Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Thornton.
The second season, set in 1979 and starring Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart, and Ted Danson, was met with similar acclaim. It received three Golden Globe nominations, along with several Emmy nominations including Outstanding Miniseries and acting nominations for Dunst, Plemons, Smart, and Bokeem Woodbine.
On November 23, 2015, FX renewed Fargo for a third season, starring Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon and set in 2010, to premiere in early 2017....LESS
Delve into the career of Martin Freeman, whose rise to fame through such roles as Dr. John Watson and Bilbo Baggins has made him one of the greatest actors of his generation
Martin Freeman is one of Britain's best-loved actors. After being cast in bit parts and cameos such as The Bill (his first onscreen role) and the beat-boxing Ricky C in Ali G Indahouse he made his big break as Tim Canterbury in "The Office." Freeman was later cast, among other roles, as the mundane character of Arthur Dent in the sci-fi movie adaption of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and, labeled an "everyday" bloke by journalists, began to run the risk of being stereotyped. However, in 2010 he completely turned his career around when he took on the role of Dr. John Watson in the incredibly successful "Sherlock." His biggest role followed as he portrayed Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit "trilogy and, in recent years, Freeman has shown a dark edge to his thespian skills by portraying Richard III in the West End and Lester Nygaard in the critically acclaimed US drama series "Fargo." An intensely private man, Freeman is in a long-term relationship with the actress Amanda Abbington, whom he met on the set of the 2000 Channel 4 TV movie "Men Only "and who played his on-screen partner in "Sherlock." "The Unexpected Adventures of Martin Freeman "explores the rise to fame of this unassuming actor, how he has successfully managed to avoid the pitfalls of stardom, and how he has become one of the greatest actors of his generation. It is a must-read for any fan."