FROM Noah Hawley
Noah Hawley, ‘Fargo’ Among those just nominated for Emmy this year is our guest today, writer-producer Noah Hawley, creator of the FX limited series Fargo . This is the second nomination for the show in as many seasons--in 2014, Fargo won for Outstanding Miniseries. Hawley is nominated for writing, as he was in the previous season, and this time, also for directing. Fargo takes its tone from the 1996 Coen brothers movie--it takes place in the same bleak, frigid midwestern setting and shares the same dark humor. The narrative is not linear: season 2 , set in 1979, was a prequel to season 1. The ensemble cast from the most recent season included Emmy nominees Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart and breakout Bokeem Woodbine. Hawley has been writing for television for more than a decade--he got his start on the Fox crime procedural Bones and created the series The Unusuals and My Generation for ABC. These days he makes his TV home at FX. In addition to overseeing the forthcoming 3rd season of Fargo, he’s also executive producing Legion, based on the Marvel comic book character of the same name. But Hawley doesn’t just stick to TV. Earlier this summer he released his fifth novel--a mystery-thriller called Before the Fall. He’ll also be writing the film adaptation of the book for Sony. Hawley recently sat down with Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian, hosts of the KCRW podcast The Spin-off . They talked about the differences between writing for film and television, why Hawley has no desire to work in broadcast TV again, and challenges Hawley faced in crafting Season 2 of Fargo after the success of season 1.
Writer-Producer Noah Hawley on 'Fargo' and 'Legion' How does Noah Hawley get so much writing done? He tells us he's discovered a “rift in the space-time continuum.” The novelist, screenwriter and TV writer-producer talks about his career arc and what he knows so far about the upcoming Legion and season three of Fargo, both on FX.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.