FX's ten-episode limited series 'Fargo' is attracting some major buzz -- and some major names.
The series, slated to premiere next spring, already has an amazing cast consisting of Martin Freeman ('Sherlock,' 'The Hobbit'), Kate Walsh ('Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice'), Billy Bob Thornton ('Sling Blade'), Oliver Platt ('The Big C'), and Colin Hanks ('Dexter,' 'Mad Men') -- but it was announced on Friday that even more familiar faces are being added to the already impressive line-up.
'Fargo' has nabbed actor Bob Odenkirk in a role, it has been announced. Odenkirk is perhaps best known for his role as crooked attorney Saul Goodman in the recently ended AMC drama 'Breaking Bad,' but he also starred in and created the brilliant HBO sketch comedy series 'Mr. Show' (along with 'Arrested Development's' David Cross).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Odenkirk will play Deputy Bill Olson, "a Bemidji, Minn., deputy with seniority over his younger, smarter and more ambitious fellow deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman)."
For those of you worried that this means 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul' isn't happening, don't worry -- as mentioned above, 'Fargo' won't be too high of a commitment for Odenkirk, and we'll probably see Saul again.
The other major casting news for 'Fargo' is actor Glenn Howerton, best known for playing the ignorant, awful Dennis on FXX's 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.' Howerton will play a character named Don Chumph, described as "an ambitious personal trainer."
'Fargo' just keeps getting more and more exciting. What do you think? It's slated for a spring 2014 premiere.