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FX's adaptation of the 1996 film, Fargo, premiered on April 15, 2014 and has certainly upped the dark comedy and mystery with a modern twist. The 10 episode TV series, set in 2006, is executive produced by the original creators of Fargo, the Coen brothers, and stars quite an eclectic cast. Click through to meet some of the show's big players. Fargo airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. on FX.
Billy Bob Thornton - Lorne Malvo
Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton plays Lorne Malvo, a manipulative drifter and contract killer who encounters Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) in the first episode, setting him on a path of destruction that unfolds throughout the series.
Martin Freeman - Lester Nygaard
Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman plays small town insurance salesman, Lester Nygaard, who's constantly criticized by his wife yet finds his life turned upside down after meeting Lorne Malvo.
Allison Tolman - Deputy Molly Solverson
Breakout star Allison Tolman plays Deputy Molly Solverson who's tasked with solving the murders throughout the series, starting with Lorne Malvo's crashed car and a frozen body in the woods in the first episode.
Colin Hanks - Officer Gus Grimly
Colin Hanks (Dexter, Orange County) is Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single father who's life becomes rather complicated when he pulls Malvo over but decides to let him go after the murderer threatens his family.
Joey King - Greta Grimly
14-year-old actress Joey King (White House Down, Oz the Great and Powerful) plays Gus Grimly's daughter, Greta.
Kate Walsh - Gina Hess
Private Practice star Kate Walsh plays an ex-stripper and the widow of Sam Hess, a man who bullied Lester Nygaard in high school.
Oliver Platt - Stavros Milos
Oliver Platt (The West Wing) plays local supermarket king Stavros Milos who hires Malvo to solve a blackmailing case.