Martin Freeman speaks! Get a quick hit of his ‘Fargo’ accent

There’s a new “Fargo” trailer, and Martin Freeman actually speaks in this one. Freeman has played Bilbo Baggins in the “Hobbit” movies and the level-headed Dr. Watson in Masterpiece’s “Sherlock.” If you’re curious how the Englishman manages a Dakota accent, click and listen.

The series is inspired by the Coen Brothers’ cult favorite “Fargo,” though it will have new characters and plot lines. In this version, Freeman plays an insurance salesman named Lester Nygaard.

With “Justified” and “The Americans” already drawing high praise, this could be another gem for FX. The new series premieres April 15.


H/t A.V. Club

Soraya Nadia McDonald covers arts, entertainment and culture for the Washington Post with a focus on race and gender issues.
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