According to Variety's sources the story they have in mind is too large for a single feature film and thus the event series route, but it is as yet unclear how theatrical distribution will play a part. Even less certain is how it'll be distributed.
As two of the most exciting filmmakers of our generation, it's important that we sit up and take notice whenever Joel and Ethan Coen announce a new project. Yes, even if Hail, Caesar! was probably a box-office letdown.
In a brief statement to Variety, the Coen Brothers said "We are very excited to be working with Megan and Sue on this project".
Joel and Ethan Coen are no strangers to the western genre, having helmed an Oscar-nominated remake of John Wayne's 1969 True Grit and the neo-noir Oscar-winner No Country For Old Men.
Plotlines are unknown, but Variety reports there will be six intertwining stories.
Although this will signal the brother's directorial debut on TV, it is not the first time they have dipped their toes into the silver screen. Although the brothers are credited as executive producers on FX's Fargo, which is based on their 1996 film, it's really Noah Hawley's show. This is to be a limited series, spanning only six episodes. Annapurna's Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle serve as executive producers. Fellow Jewish auteur Woody Allen released his first TV series on Amazon Studios to a tepid reception last fall.