The Coen Brothers Are Venturing Into TV With A Series Set In The Old West

Great name, too

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Having built a reputation as the most-formidable family pairing in film, the Coen brothers are turning their attention to TV, with a six-part series about the old west set to begin production soon.

Titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (great name) the series, written and directed by the brothers, will feature six intertwining storylines. Originally conceived as a movie, the plot was deemed too complicated for just one feature, Variety reports.

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Having already seen great success in the genre with the likes of No Country for Old Men and True Grit, we can't see the brother's hitting a dud in the dusty American west, even if this is their first venture onto the small screen.

The Coens join a list of other esteemed directors filming shows for TV, including David O. Russell who is currently working on a series for Amazon starring Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro, and J.J. Abrams, who is writing and directing a series with Meryl Streep as the lead.

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We're just hoping that Javier Bardem makes some sort of appearance.

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