New TV Series Plot Will Feature Northern MN Town
The movie "Fargo" put Minnesota on the map years ago, and it's doing it again. Now, FX is developing a T.V. series based on the movie. The plot will feature multiple locations from Northern MN, and likely Bemidji, MN.
Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) has been cast as the Beltrami County Sheriff from Bemidji, MN. Allison Tolman will play the character of his sheriff's deputy, working under him.
The Bemidji Pioneer reports that show producers have not contacted the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Phil Hodapp told the Pioneer he doesn’t believe people in Brainerd were contacted prior to the filming of the 1996 movie, and he doesn’t anticipate being contacted to consult for the TV series.
The series is initially set for a limited 10-episode run on FX in 2014. Cast members include Billy Bob Thornton, Collin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Kate Walsh, Oliver Platt, among others.