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Martin Freeman Is Beaten Up in First Picture From FX's 'Fargo'

January 9, 2014 (9:40 am) GMT
The 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' star sports a bruise in his face and a blood-stained shirt as he appears to be seeking medical attention at a hospital.

A first look at FX's "" has been unveiled in the form of pictures. Making their way out via Yahoo! TV, one of the photos features 's Lester Nygaard, who is beaten up and visits a hospital, seemingly to seek medical attention.

Another image features Allison Tolman in police's uniform as she portrays Deputy Molly Solverson, the local crime investigator in the town of Bemidji, Minnesota. She appears to be working although she is seen at what looks like an eatery.

"Fargo" is an FX limited series based on the Coen brothers' 1996 crime film. Featuring an all-new "true crime" story, it centers on Freeman's Lester, a small-town insurance salesman henpecked by his wife whose life is changed when he meets Lorne Malvo, who sets him on a path of destruction. is cast as Lorne, who is described as a rootless, manipulative man.

Other stars supporting the 10-episode drama include , , , Kate Walsh Billy and . Joel & Ethan Coen, who wrote, directed and produced the feature film, executive produce the show along with Warren Littlefield and Geyer Kosinski. Noah Hawley wrote the script.

The limited series is slated to premiere this spring.

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