You Betcha: Fargo Awaits TV Version of Hit Movie

In this 1996 file publicity photo originally released by Gramercy Pictures, actress Frances McDormand, left, is shown in this scene from the movie "Fargo." Now, 16 years later, Fargo awaits the debut of a new cable television show by the same name.

In this 1996 file publicity photo originally released by Gramercy Pictures, actress Frances McDormand, left, is shown in this scene from the movie "Fargo." Now, 16 years later, Fargo awaits the debut of a new cable television show by the same name.

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"That may sound funny to someone from New York, but it just doesn't fit for me anymore," she said. "The North Dakota story is not the Marge Gunderson story anymore."

Though details about the plot and characters in the FX show are scant, that hasn't stopped Fargo residents from speculating about it.

Mayor Dennis Walaker said his favorite character is the sheriff, and hopes McDormand gets a prominent role. And although Rudrud's character, Macy's wife, was killed off in the movie, she joked that there might be room for her in the adaptation.

"Well, I haven't been chopped up," she said. "There's always a possibility."

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