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Friday, May 23, 2014


(Billy-Bob Thornton)

M-Net has secured the rights to screen the ten-part TV series, the phenomenal new international hit Fargo. This is currently replacing NCIS: Los Angeles on Thursday nights at 21h30. It will be followed by The Blacklist at 22h30 and CSI at 23h30.

The television offspring of the Academy Award®-winning Coen brothers’ film, the show first hit American screens less than two weeks ago, generating rave reviews from the critics.

"It's M-Net's mission to bring our viewers the best of the best from Hollywood as quickly as possible - and having Fargo so soon after its US debut is a big coup for us,” says M-Net's Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “However, viewers should keep in mind that because of this late introduction, the M-Net Thursday night schedule will be incorrect in publications that had gone to print before the scheduling change was made. Please continue to consult the M-Net website or the EPG for the latest M-Net line-ups."

Leading the cast is Oscar® winner Billy-Bob Thornton, who stars as Lorne Malvo, a ruthless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman, Lester Nygaard, played by BAFTA Award® winner and Emmy®-nominated Martin Freeman. Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer. Allison Tolman also stars as Molly Solverson, an ambitious Bemidji deputy.

Fargo is written and executive produced by Noah Hawley.