FX Reaches New Production Deal With Noah Hawley

Fargo producer and writer Noah Hawley will produce additional projects for FX Networks as part of a new three-year production deal with the company announced Thursday.

The deal calls for the Emmy award winning producer to develop numerous new projects while remaining the creator and showrunner for Fargo, which Thursday garnered three Golden Globe Awards nominations.

Hawley already has several projects in development including the Marvel television-themed drama Legion; Cat’s Cradle, based on the Kurt Vonnegut novel; Hellbound On His Trail, based on the Hampton Sides novel; and The Hot Rock, based on the book and movie of the same name.

“In a remarkably short time, Noah has proven himself to be one of the best writers and showrunners in television with the stunning, back-to-back success of the Fargo franchise,” said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. “He loves to challenge himself creatively and has a gift for making complex stories engaging and entertaining. We are excited to continue to work closely with Noah and offer all the support he needs to fully realize his vision for these new projects.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.