“Fargo” executive producer Warren Littlefield has signed a two-year first-look pact with Fox 21 TV Studios, Variety has learned. Littlefield will develop projects for cable and digital platforms for Fox 21 through his The Littlefield Company production shingle.
Though still best known for being one of the architects of NBC’s Must See TV years during his two decade tenure at the network, Littlefield has seen success in his second life as a producer. He was one of the driving forces behind the TV adaptation of FX’s “Fargo,” after having unsuccessfully attempted to bring the property to life on broadcast, and continues to serve as an executive producer on the Noah Hawley-helmed series. “Fargo” has hauled in a couple trophy cases’ worth of awards, including an Emmy, a Peabody award, and Golden Globe for its first season.
Littlefield is also an executive producer on Hulu’s upcoming drama “The Handmaid’s Tale,” an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s seminal 1985 novel in which women are stripped of basic human rights in response to a terrorist attack. Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, and Samira Wiley star in the series, which is written and also executive produced by Bruce Miller.
“In our minds, Warren’s work on ‘Fargo’ and ‘The Handsmaid’s Tale’ is as inspired as any producer’s out there,” Fox 21 president Bert Salke said. “Between his incredible experience and his phenomenal taste in material and talent, he and his company are exactly the creative partners we look for at Fox 21. We’re thrilled to be working with him.”
Said Littlefield: “I’m excited to walk down the aisle with Bert Salke and Andy Bourne. I love watching and have great respect for the content that bears the Fox 21 name. This feels like a very good fit with what we do at The Littlefield Company.”
Littlefield is repped by WME and attorney Tom Hoberman.