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Coen brothers to make first TV series

Ethan and Joel Coen
Ethan and Joel Coen are to make their first foray into television. Photo: AP
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The Coen brothers will make their first TV show, a miniseries titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, set in the Old West.

Joel and Ethan Coen will write and direct the project, Annapurna Television announced late on Tuesday (US time).

The production company says it plans to make The Ballad of Buster Scruggs with “an innovative television and theatrical integrated approach”.

Though the Coens’ film Fargo was adapted into an FX series, the filmmaking brothers had no involvement in that show.

They have previously voiced disinterest in television.

In 2015 at the Cannes Film Festival, Ethan said he hadn’t watched a TV show “in decades”.

“It’s not that I don’t like TV,” he said.

“It’s alien to me.”

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