Joel and Ethan Coen, the famous brotherly duo behind several Oscar-winning films, are taking their skills to the small screen with 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.' The series, which will be produced by Annapurna Television, is an original Western concept that will be released as a miniseries.
The Coen Brother's aren't complete strangers to TV; the FX series 'Fargo' was a spiritual follow-up to the Coen Brothers film of the same name. However, the brothers themselves only produced 'Fargo,' and left creative control to others. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will be their first attempt at writing and directing a concept specifically for television.
The reason for the foray into TV, according to Variety, is that the scope of the concept is simply too large for a film.
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