The Coen brothers are working on their first anthology series for Netflix, the streaming service announced today. In a statement about the new show, which will be set in the “American West,” Joel and Ethan Coen said, “We are streaming motherfuckers!”
The series, currently titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, will be six episodes long, with each episode telling a different story about life in the Wild West. The Coens will write and executive produce the show.
Netflix hasn’t released many details about the show yet, but Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) will play title character Buster Scruggs.
As Netflix expands its original programming, the company has been attracting several big names in both film and TV. David Fincher is currently working on a Netflix series called Mindhunter, while Ava DuVernay is working on her second project with the streaming service — a miniseries about the Central Park Five.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is scheduled to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2018.