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Award-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are making the jump to television with an upcoming TV Western called "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs."
Written and directed by the Coens, the project is a limited series that may possibly combine television and theatrical components, according to Variety. It marks the first television project for the "True Grit" and "No Country for Old Men" directors.
The Coen brothers will produce the show through their Mike Zoss Productions label along with Annapurna Television. Annapurna founder Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle, Annapurna Television's president of television, will serve as executive producers.
While the plot of the series is still unknown, Variety reports that the show will involve six storylines, the scope of which seemed too ambitious to fit into one feature film.
"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" is the latest in Annapurna's announced slate of TV projects involving prominent film figures. It recently was revealed that Annapurna is producing a TV adaptation of Maria Semple's "Today Will Be Different," starring Julia Roberts.