The Coens come to Netflix with Western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
VOD News | On 10, Aug 2017
The Coen Brothers are coming to Netflix.
That sentence alone is all you really need to know, as the directing duo’s hit rate over their diverse, distinctive career is second to none. Oscar winners for No Country for Old Men back in 2007, they saddled back up for more Western action in True Grit, and now, they’re riding into the Wild West again for a new Netflix project: The Battle of Buster Scruggs.
The anthology will feature six tales about the American frontier. Each chapter will feature a separate story about the American West. The project will star Tim Blake Nelson as Buster, and many others.
Joel and Ethan Coen will write and direct the anthology, as well as serve as executive producers, with Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle from Annapurna Television also on EP duties, along with longtime Coen Brothers collaborator Robert Graf.
“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,” says Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix.
“We are streaming motherfuckers!,” add Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an Annapurna Television production and will premiere in 2018.