Martin Freeman to Co-Star in FX’s ‘Fargo’ Adaptation

Freeman currently stars as Dr. John Watson on 'Sherlock'

Martin Freeman will star alongside Billy Bob Thornton in FX’s limited-series adaptation of “Fargo.”

Freeman, who also appears on the BBC’s “Sherlock,” will play Lester Nygaard, a small-town insurance salesman whose life is changed when Lorne Malvo, played by Thornton, arrives in town.

Freeman’s bigscreen credits include the role of Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit” franchise.

Joel and Ethan Coen, who created the 1996 feature film, are onboard to exec produce FX’s 10-episode “Fargo” mini.

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