Coen Brothers to Write and Direct Their First-Ever TV Series, ‘Buster Scruggs’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Joel and Ethan Coen are a latest auteurs relocating into television, with a new eventuality anthology set in a Old West.


Annapurna Television is partnering with a Coen brothers on a singular series Western called “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Sources tell Variety that Annapurna intends to pursue an innovative proceed that could mix radio and theatrical.

Joel and Ethan Coen wrote a book from an strange thought and will approach a project.

The Coens will furnish “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” by their Mike Zoss Productions label. Megan Ellison and Annapurna Television’s boss of television, Sue Naegle, will offer as executive producers.

“We are really vehement to be operative with Megan and Sue on this project,” a Coen brothers pronounced in a matter to Variety.

It’s still unclear how melodramatic placement could play a partial in a project, yet a vigilant is to fire “Buster Scruggs” as a miniseries. According to sources, a range of a plan seemed too severe to be lonesome in one underline film.

The thought is similar to Imagine Entertainment’s instrumentation of a “The Dark Tower” series. Imagine partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard had designed to do something over both theatrical and television, yet finished adult adhering with one underline film, that Sony will recover after this year.

Plot sum of “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” are unknown, yet it will intertwine 6 opposite story lines. The brothers are no strangers to a genre, with “True Grit” and “No Country for Old Men” on their resume.

The brothers join a list of chosen directors who have crossed over to radio to serve rise stories that could not make it to a large screen. Among many others, David O. Russell is now operative on a array for Amazon starring Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro, and J.J. Abrams is essay and directing a singular array with Meryl Streep that is now being shopped.

The Coens many recently wrote and destined “Hail, Caesar!” and also penned a book for George Clooney’s subsequent directorial effort, “Suburbicon.” They are repped by UTA.

After creation a mark in a film industry, Annapurna is now creation strides in radio and is in pre-production on a singular array instrumentation of a novel “Today Will Be Different” by Maria Semple, with Julia Roberts trustworthy to star.


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