Tulsa’s Tim Blake Nelson teaming up with Coen Brothers again to star in Netflix Western series
Tulsa actor Tim Blake Nelson is re-teaming with his “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” filmmakers — the Coen Brothers — for a Netflix Western series of stories.
The streaming-service giant announced that it will produce the Coens’ Western anthology series entitled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” with Nelson playing the title character.
The series will debut in 2018, according to an article by The Hollywood Reporter.
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” will consist of six episodes, with each telling a distinct story of the American frontier, made even more distinct through the storytelling talents of Joel and Ethan Coen.
The Coens have made multiple film classics, including “Fargo,” “True Grit,” “The Big Lebowski” and “No Country for Old Men,” the Oscar-winning Best Picture in which Nelson had to turn down a role due to a scheduling conflict (the character was played by Woody Harrelson).
Nelson, who was born in Tulsa and graduated from Holland Hall, is one of Hollywood’s busiest character actors, in both film and TV.
He’s probably best-known for his role in the Coens’ 2000 comedy “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” in which he starred opposite George Clooney and John Turturro.