Coen Bros Making a Western Series for Netflix

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rusty-mattis - August 11, 2017

The Coen Brothers have made some the best movies I've ever seen, but now it seems like they are taking their talents to television. Well, not really television, a streaming service. You can watch it a bunch of different ways, but one of those ways is on a TV. Anyway, they are going to make a western. 

And not just a western like in the classical sense of the word, they are doing a fancy "anthology" which means a bunch of shows put together. I have a couple of anthologies on my bookshelves, but they are mostly encyclopedias. 

The news broke on Wednesday morning that Annapurna Television would be producing a six-episode anthology western series called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, starring O Brother, Where Art Thou‘s Tim Blake Nelson as the titular Buster Scruggs. Given that this is being billed as an anthology, I’d imagine Buster Scruggs will be a framing story, not unlike the Crypt Keeper, or maybe even a character who wanders through various, unrelated stories set in the Old West.

In a press release, the Coens said, “We are streaming motherfuckers!” 

I don't know if Tim Blake Nelson will have anyone shaking in their boots, but I do love me a good western. Maybe they can find away to bring those pretty siren ladies from O Brother, Where Art Thou. I'll hold off on judgment until I can see the show. I think it's okay to have high hopes for this one, the Coen Bros make good movies so, I think they can make a good tv show or streaming show or whatever you want to call it.

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