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Fargo is an American black comedy–crime drama television series created and written by Noah Hawley (Bones). 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. It premiered on April 15, 2014, on FX. Future seasons will follow an anthology format with each season being set in a different era along with a different story, cast and set of characters.
The first season, starring Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire), Allison Tolman (The Mindy Project), Colin Hanks (Dexter, The Good Guys), and Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Office), was met with considerable acclaim. It won the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Directing, 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 Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film for its first season as well as Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Thornton.