FX mulls adaptation of ‘Fargo’ for TV series


FARGO – Could “Fargo” be destined for the small screen? Well, the cable network reportedly tossing around the idea isn’t proclaiming “You’re darn tootin’!” just yet.

The entertainment trade magazine Variety reported on its website Friday that FX “is eyeing a possible small screen adaptation” of the 1996 Coen brothers’ movie with MGM Television.

“Sources stress that the conversations are in the early stages, and there’s no certainty a deal will come together. It’s not clear if the cabler and studio have a scribe in mind to handle the adaptation of the murder-mystery dramedy,” Variety reported.

The magazine reported that an FX representative emphasized there’s no deal for the series, and an MGM TV representative declined comment.