Forget Netflix and chill; there is an even better combination coming, which is “Netflix and the Coen brothers.” When Joel and Ethan Coen announced that the brothers were working on a secret television project, film fans over the world started to get excited, despite the fact there was little known about the series. That’s other than its title: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
The Coen brothers and the Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Then, fast-forward six months, another announcement has been made, revealing that the series is for Netflix.
The Netflix original is a Western anthology, which is set to feature six tales about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of the Coen brothers, with each chapter to feature a distinct story about the Old West.
The Coens will not only write and direct the entirety of the series, but the brothers will also serve as executive producers. The anthology series will also reunite the storytellers with Tim Blake Nelson, an actor, writer, and director, who was last worked with them in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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.- Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix
What did the Coens have to say about the series finding a home on Netflix? The two kept it short and sweet: “We are streaming motherfuckers!”