The Coen brothers are working on their first anthology series for Netflix, the streaming service announced today. The filmmakers had previously confirmed they were working on a show called ‘The Ballad of Buster Scraggs’ earlier this year.
At that point, it was without a network to broadcast it. Now, in a press release, the brothers have announced: “We are streaming motherfuckers.”
The series will be six episodes long, with each episode telling a different story about life in the Wild West. The Coens will write and executive produce the show with Netflix along for the ride.
Netflix has confirmed that Tim Blake Nelson, who was in the Coen ‘Brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ will appear in the show. At this point, the legendary film directors have divulged little other casting information.
Coen Brothers: Visionary Directors
Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of original content, said: “The Coens are visionary directors, masterful storytellers, and colourful linguists. We are thrilled for Netflix to become home to the full range of their talents.”
As Netflix expands its original programming, the company has been attracting several big names in both film and TV. David Fincher is currently working on a Netflix series called Mindhunter, while Ava DuVernay is working on her second project with the streaming service — a miniseries about the Central Park Five.
Netflix is likely to premiere ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ sometime in 2018.