Although Fargo is based on the Coen Brothers' original film, the directing / writing duo themselves aren't all that involved with it and only act as executive producers.

For whatever reason, the Coens have stayed away from television - until now, that is. It's been reported by the Tracking Board that they're about to begin work on an anthology series called The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, with a pretty impressive roster of actors on the way.

The six-part series will be a Western, and follow a different character or story in each episode. The title character will be played by Tim Blake Nelson, who was one of the main castmembers of O Brother, Where Art Thou with George Clooney and John Turturro.

James Franco will play a bank robber in an episode titled Near Algodones, where he'll star alongside Stephen Root and Ralph Ineson. Root is a Coen Brothers regular, having appeared in No Country For Old Men and The Ladykillers previously. Franco himself has been pretty busy, having recently starred in and directed The Disaster Artist - a film based on the production of Tommy Wiseau's The Room.

The series is being shot in Albequerque, New Mexico which was the same region where Breaking Bad was made, however there's no word yet on when the series will land on our screens.