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10/08/2013 02:28 pm ET

Frances McDormand's Character Will Not Return For 'Fargo' TV Series

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The "Fargo" TV series will definitely look different than the movie of the same name. Frances McDormand's character, Sheriff Marge Gunderson won't be in the new FX series.

The "Fargo" TV series based on the 1996 Coen brothers film, with Joel and Ethan Coen serving as executive producers, is currently in development at FX from MGM Television. Roma Khanna, the president of MGM Television, revealed the character's disappearance: "She's (Gunderson) not in it. It's not a retelling of the same story, because on so many levels that would be foolish."

Khanna compared the new "Fargo" series to the current "Teen Wolf" reboot, which MGM Television also developed: "The original 'Teen Wolf' film was very campy and fun and a little silly. The TV series is dark and sexy and aggressive in ways," hinting that the "Fargo" film will just be a basis for the upcoming series.

Martin Freeman from "Sherlock," Colin Hanks and Billy Bob Thornton are currently signed to star in "Fargo."

Relive the glory days of Gunderson with this clip from the film below:

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