Dexter alum Colin Hanks has signed on to co-star opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman in FX’s first limited series Fargo, executive produced by Joel and Ethan Coen. Inspired by the Coens’ 1996 film, FX’s Fargo, from FX Prods and MGM TV, features an all-new crime story and characters. It centers on Lester Nygaard (Freeman), a small-town insurance salesman henpecked by his wife, whose life is changed when a mysterious stranger, Lorne Malvo (Thornton), comes to town. Hanks will play Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer. Hanks, repped by UTA and The Schiff Co, co-stars in the upcoming feature Parkland.
EXCLUSIVE: Colin Hanks has signed with UTA in all areas. Hanks co-stars with Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand in Paramount’s upcoming The Guilt Trip, out Christmas Day. He also stars with Adrien Brody in High School opening June 1. The actor recently had an arc on Showtime’s Dexter and starred in the indie comedy Lucky. Hanks was with CAA but will continue to be managed by The Schiff Company’s Courtney Kivowitz and Christian Donatelli, and repped by attorney Alan Hergott.
The Good Guys and Mad Men alum Colin Hanks has been cast in what is believed to be a Big Baddie season-long arc on the upcoming sixth season of Showtime’s Dexter. More from TVLine.
Fox is not officially confirming yet but it is as final as it gets: The Good Guys won’t be returning for a second season. Fox originally picked up Matt Nix’s cop dramedy straight-to-series for a summer run. In May, before the show had premiered, the network ordered additional episodes and put it on the fall schedule to air on Fridays. But, despite getting a preview run behind American Idol, the series starring Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks never gained traction and performed underwhelmingly for its entire 20-episode run.