Oscar-winning Coen brothers to bring Western anthology series to Netflix

The Oscar-winning Coen brothers are set to bring a Western anthology series to Netflix, the online streaming company said on Wednesday, August 9. (from Reuters video)

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) — Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are transitioning to the small screen with a new Western anthology for Netflix, the online streaming company said on Wednesday (August 09), the latest talent to join the platform’s growing roster.

The Coen brothers, known for witty crime thrillers such as “Fargo” and “No Country For Old Men,” will write and direct “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” a six-part anthology series set in the American frontier and starring Tim Blake Nelson as Buster, Netflix said in a statement.

The series will debut in 2018, and comes after the success of cable network FX’s anthology series “Fargo,” an expansion of the Coen brothers’ 1996 film of the same name. The Coens are executive producers on the “Fargo” series but did not write or direct any episodes.