25 Most Hotly Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2018

2. The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

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Universal Pictures

Who? Joel & Ethan Coen (creators); James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Willie Watson.

What? A Western anthology series, with each of the six episodes telling a different tale of the American frontier.

Why? "We are streaming motherf***ers!" - the Coens. What more do you need? The Coens have been delivering some of the weirdest, funniest, most idiosyncratic and plainly best movies for the last 20+ years, and now they're taking their skills - both directing and writing - to TV, with the freedom allowed by Netflix meaning they won't have to compromise on their style at all. There's a talented cast there too - Franco is on a roll, while O Brother, Where Art Thou?'s Tim Blake Nelson is playing the titular Buster - and the anthology style allows them to vary tone within the Western format (which they've already proven they can do very well).

When & Where? TBC, Netflix.

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