A couple of years ago, Noah Hawley could have walked into a room wearing a shirt with his name printed on it and everyone inside probably still wouldn’t have known who he was. That’s not nearly the case anymore thanks to the first two seasons of his beloved, wildly acclaimed FX series Fargo. And given how much success he’s had in that world, it’s no wonder he’s about to take another big step, this one into the movies.
Deadline reports that Hawley, the showrunner of Fargo who boasts a long list of writing credits, will further his reach into the directing game with a sci-fi flick for Fox called Man Alive. Hawley’s directorial experience amounts to one episode of Fargo (the second episode of Season 2) and FX’s upcoming Legion, an X-Men-style pilot set to star Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Fargo Season 2 alums Jean Smart and Rachel Keller.
Hawley, who has also been involved in Universal’s Monsters writing group, has so many irons in the fire right now, Legion, Fargo Season 3, a limited series based on the Kurt Vonnegut novel Cat’s Cradle and an adaptation of his novel Before the Fall for Sony, that it may be a while before Man Alive even gets rolling let alone makes it to a theater near you. But given his impressive output thus far, the project may well be worth the wait.