An original adaptation of the Academy Award-winning feature film, Season 1 of the anthology FX television series Fargo features an all-new "true crime" story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that made the film an enduring classic. Billy Bob Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo, a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard, played by Martin Freeman. Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer. Allison Tolman also stars as Molly Solverson, an ambitious Bemidji deputy. The soundtrack features selections from the show's original music composed by Tonic founder Jeff Russo. Its score is well done, with different motifs or instruments assigned to different characters. For Lester Nygaard it's the nearly-whimsical main theme. For the drifter Lorne Malvo it's sleigh bell chimes that represent his animalistic nature coming out.