By Tim Molloy
NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Emmy Award-winning director Adam Bernstein has signed on to direct the premiere hour of FX's first limited series, "Fargo."
The "Breaking Bad" and "Rescue Me" veteran won his Emmy for "30 Rock." He also directed the premiere of "Alpha House," one of five new shows ordered by Amazon on Wednesday.
"Fargo," a 10-episode series inspired by the 1996 Coen brothers film of the same name, will feature a new crime story but retain the original's humor and darkness. Production begins this fall, and the show is expected to debut in spring 2014.
It is written by Noah Hawley ("The Unusuals," "My Generation") and executive-produced by Hawley, Joel and Ethan Coen, and Warren Littlefield. Berstein, who is represented by ICM Partners, will also executive produce the premiere. FX Productions and MGM Television produce.
The film "Fargo" was nominated for seven Academy Awards. The Coens won for Best Original Screenplay and Frances McDormand won for Best Actress. It was named as one of the 100 Greatest American Movies by the American Film Institute.