From IndieWire’s Shadow and Act blog:
Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers classic Fargo, which will debut April 15 on FX.
The comedy duo will guest star in an arc that will span the final four episodes of the 10-episode limited series.
Key and Peele will play FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key), who, after a violent run-in with Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), become obsessed with finding him again. Their search ultimately brings them to Bemidji, Minnesota, and into the larger circle of the show.
The Fargo plot is to be wholly original, but adhering to the comical setting of just plain folk amid extreme crime and violence. The Coens are partly behind it.