Dexter Star Lands Role in TV Series “Fargo” — Yes, Based on the Movie
The snowy city of Fargo, North Dakota, is a far cry from sunny Miami, Florida, but that didn’t stop actor Colin Hanks from making the trek north. Colin — who played Season 6’s main antagonist in recently ended Showtime series Dexter and is the son of famous A-lister Tom Hanks — will join the cast of brand new FX show Fargo, reports The Wrap.
The 10-episode series is an adaptation of the well-known Coen Brothers 1996 film of the same name. It will also feature Billy Bob Thornton and The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins).
The show will have different characters than the movie. Billy Bob is set to play a mysterious drifter named Lorne Malvo, while Martin stars as a henpecked “insurance salesman who has seen better days,” until Lorne arrives to turn everything upside down. Despite the changes in characters, FX CEO John Landgraf says Fargo will remain “remarkably true” to the Coen Brothers version. Does that mean there’ll be a wood chipper, John?
No details yet on what role Colin will play. Based on his portrayal of psychopath Travis Marshall in Dexter’s sixth season, the 35-year-old’s character will likely be more sinister than his Average Joe look might suggest. Let’s just hope the former Doomsday Killer skips the Apocalypse obsession this time around. We can’t take any more snakes in bellies.