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.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?