Coen Brothers confirm Western series on Netflix

The Twin Cities filmmakers announce: "We are streaming motherf*****s."
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Another day, another coup for Netflix, which announced on Wednesday it has signed up the Coen Brothers for a "Western Anthology."

Arriving on the streaming platform next year, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will be written and directed by St. Louis Park's Joel and Ethan Coen, known for celebrated movies including Fargo and The Big Lebowski.

"We are streaming motherf*****s," the directing duo said in Netflix's press release.

Netflix says the anthology will feature six tales about the American frontier, with each chapter a distinct story about the American West.

The titular character, Buster, will be played by Tim Blake Nelson, whom you might remember has worked with the Coens before, starring alongside George Clooney and John Turturro in 2000's O' Brother, Where Art Thou?

Judging by the IMDB page, some other actors involved in the project include James Franco and Zoe Kazan, with more expected to be announced.

“The Coens are visionary directors, masterful storytellers, and colorful linguists. We are thrilled for Netflix to become home to the full range of their talents,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix, said in the news release.

It comes as Netflix looks to boost its brand even further by forking out big money for original content.

NBC reports the streaming site, which has more than 104 million subscribers, is spending $6 billion on content this year alone.

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