'We are streaming motherfuckers!': Coen Brothers headed to Netflix

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Associated Press

Soon you'll be able to binge watch the Coen brothers' new series to your heart's content.

In late January, we reported that the Minnesota duo were working on a Western miniseries with Annapurna Studios. Now, the project has a star, a distributor, and a potential release date.

"We are streaming motherfuckers!" Joel and Ethan Coen state in an amazing press release from Netflix.

"The Coens are visionary directors, masterful storytellers, and colorful linguists," says Netflix VP Cindy Holland.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will be a six-part series starring Coen-movie frequenter Tim Blake Nelson in the titular role. Each episode will tell a completely different tale of the American West.

IMDB has show titles, descriptions, and castings up already. Though info frequently changes on the site, right now it looks like Tyne Daly, Zoe Kazan, and... James Franco may pop up in the series. Episode titles hint at storytelling that will delve into classic Western-era things like the gold canyons, the Oregon Trail, and singing cowboys.

The Coen brothers are set to write, direct, and executive produce the show, and it should pop up on Netflix worldwide in 2018.

The Academy Award-winning Coens are no strangers to the Western genre; True Grit and No Country for Old Men are both critical hits. While the two serve as executive producers on the FX adaptation of their iconic Fargo, this will be their first go at completely shaping a series from the ground up.


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