Coen Brothers are coming to Netflix with an American Western series
The Coen brothers will write, direct, executive produce the series which will be based on the American Western. The series will feature six episodes each with its unique storyline told through the ubiquitous mastery of the Coen Brothers. After Netflix announced the series, the Coen brothers did not waste any breath and said, "We're streaming motherfuckers" in a statement.
Netflix and the Coen brothers have roped in Tim Blake Nelson for the lead role of Buster. Nelson has previously worked with them on "O Brother! Where Art Thou?." Apart from this, there will be James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, and Ralph Ineson in the show.
The show is set to debut in 2018. Netflix had announced last year that it is planning to pour $6 billion onoriginal in-house content. We have already seen blockbuster releases like Bong Joon-Ho's Okja and the Brad Pitt starrer War Machine. For the Indian audience, Saif Ali Khan will play the lead in Netflix's "Sacred Games", based on Vikram Chandra's best selling novel. Vir Das has already debuted with a kickass standup show while Arvind Adiga's " Selection Day" and "Again" , a detective series set in Delhi is under production. All this while announcing a slate of Animes that will release throughout this year and the next.
However, the streaming giant is struggling for cash. Netflix reportedly is working under a massive $20 billion in debt. The company has aggressively expanded across the world and has planned to keep 50 per cent of its content as original programming to stay competitive against a rising Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms.