Fargo Creator Noah Hawley Inks Deal With FX, Two New Dramas In Development


Fargo creator Noah Hawley is doubling down on his contribution to FX, after inking a deal with the network that will see the showrunner oversee two new dramas over the next three years.

Indeed it’s been a busy week for Hawley, whose Fargo was recently renewed for season 3, along with the critically acclaimed crime drama nabbing a trio of Golden Globe nominations earlier today. Reports indicate that today’s news heralds an extension to the showrunner’s contract at FX, after first signing an overall deal back in 2014.

In light of the deal, FX President and General Manager John Landgraf spoke about Hawley’s burning passion for the Fargo series, which has drew praise for its near-effortless adoption of the anthology format, and teased that there’s still plenty to come as the director nails down his vision for the new pair of dramas.

“In a remarkably short time, Noah has proven himself to be one of the best writers and showrunners in television with the stunning, back-to-back success of the Fargo franchise. He loves to challenge himself creatively and has a gift for making complex stories engaging and entertaining. We are excited to continue to work closely with Noah and offer all the support he needs to fully realize his vision for these new projects.”

Details are still thin on the ground regarding what Hawley is cooking up at FX. That said, we do know that he has a hand in developing such projects as Legion, Cat’s Cradle, Hellhound on His Trail and The Hot Rock, underlining the fact that the Fargo creator is quickly becoming one of the more prolific showrunners working in the medium today.

Fargo, meanwhile, is approaching its season 2 finale, which is due to premiere next week. Don’t fret, though, Hawley’s procedural has been confirmed for a return in 2016 – replete with a new cast and modern-day setting.