Netflix Lands The Coen Bros. Western Anthology Series THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
As a fan of the Coen Brothers, I've been incredibly excited about this new western anthology series that they've been developing called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. I'm excited to report that the series has landed on Netflix, which seems like the perfect place for it.
The series will include feature six separate tales that take place in the American frontier. Each chapter will feature a distinct story about the American West. So far the project will star Tim Blake Nelson as Buster and James Franco.
The Coen Bros. has this to say in a statement:
"We are streaming motherfuckers!."
Netflix's vice president of original content Cindy Holland added:
“The Coens are visionary directors, masterful storytellers, and colorful linguists. We are thrilled for Netflix to become home to the full range of their talents.”
Here are the details that were previously released for each of the stories that this series will tell:
“The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs” follows a singing cowboy. Tim Blake Nelson will play the title character.
“Near Algodones” is about a high-plains drifter whose own fecklessness dogs his attempts at bank robbery and cattle driving. James Franco, Stephen Root (The Ladykillers) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch) will star in this one.
“Meal Ticket” follows an actor and impresario of a traveling show.
“All Gold Canyon” is about a prospector who happily finds a gold seam but then unhappily finds an evil encroacher.
“The Gal Who Got Rattled” follows two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman on the wagon train who needs the help of one of them and who might be a marriage prospect for the other. We hear Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick) will play the titular “gal.”
“The Mortal Remains” follows five very different passengers on a stagecoach of mysterious destination. We hear Tyne Daly (Spider-Man: Homecoming) will star in this one.
The series is expected to premiere sometime next year in 2018. I can't wait to watch it! I'm sure the Coen Bros. are going to give us something insanely entertaining... as always.