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Is Fargo ready for a new TV version of the hit film? You betcha!

SIXTEEN years after the Coen brothers' made Fargo famous with their hit movie, a new television series of the same name is ready to hit TV screens.

Fargo the film secured an Oscar for Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant police chief who investigates a series of murders.

But not everyone in the North Dakotan city appreciated the image the film portrayed of Fargo.

Some residents were offended by the extreme violence and depiction of Scandinavian culture. Not to mention those heavy accents on "you betcha" and "ya sure."

But the fame and cash it brought Fargo eventually won the city over. Now, 16 years later, it awaits the debut of a new cable television show by the same name.

"Anything the Coen brothers are going to be involved in is going to be brilliant," said Kristin Rudrud (57) who played a supporting role in the movie. "And they love Fargo. They love this area. So it will be done in a very fun and loving way."

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