Coen Brothers

The Coen Brothers have long been giants in the film industry but now they’re moving into television. Streaming, to be specific. Netflix announced Wednesday that it has picked up Joel and Ethan Coen’s Western anthology series “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” for a 2018 premiere.

The brothers got straight to the point in their statement on the big news, via Deadline:

“We are streaming motherfuckers!,” said Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

The series will reportedly follow six different storylines in the American frontier with Tim Blake Nelson starring as Buster. The Coen Brothers will serve as writers, directors and executive producers. Robert Graf, who has been an executive producer on six Coen Brothers films, will also fill that role once again along with Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle from Annapurna Television, which is producing the show.

The Coen Brothers have experienced success with the Western genre before. 2007’s No Country for Old Men and 2010’s True Grit both received high acclaim.

If you want to see a Coen Brothers product on the big screen, you’ll have to wait another year. They’re writing Universal Pictures’ reboot of Scarface, which will hit theaters in August 2018.


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