Coen Brothers Are Making a Western Anthology for Netflix
By Jackie Willis
The Coen brothers are the latest filmmakers to make the leap to the small screen.
On Wednesday, Netflix announced that Joel and Ian Coen are directing and writing an original western anthology titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs that is set to premiere on the streaming service sometime next year. "We are streaming motherf**kers!" the Coens said in a joint statement.
The anthology is to feature "six tales about the American frontier," and will star Tim Blake Nelson as Buster Scruggs. Nelson has already worked with the Coen brothers in O Brother, Where Art Thou? in 2000.
The filmmakers are four-time Oscar winners. In 2007, they earned an Academy Award for writing Fargo, and in 2008, they won Best Picture, Best Achievement in Directing and Best Adapted Screenplay for their film, No Country for Old Men.
The Coens also gained some acclaim for the re-imagining of the western True Grit, which earned them three Oscar nominations in 2011.
Their most recent film was the 2016 comedy Hail, Caesar!, which starred Channing Tatum and George Clooney, who has worked on several other projects with the brothers. Here's a look at ET's exclusive interview with the Hail, Caesar! co-stars: