With production on the Coen Brothers’ Western anthology series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs set to get underway this month, The Albuquerque Journal has revealed details on the six separate storylines that will feature in the show, which is being described as a “feature-length omnibus” as opposed to a TV series.
“The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs” follows a singing cowboy.
“Near Algodones” is about a high-plains drifter whose own fecklessness dogs his attempts at bank robbery and cattle driving.
“Meal Ticket” follows an actor and impresario of a traveling show.
“All Gold Canyon” is about a prospector who happily finds a gold seam but then unhappily finds an evil encroacher.
“The Gal Who Got Rattled” follows two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman on the wagon train who needs the help of one of them and who might be a marriage prospect for the other.
“The Mortal Remains” follows five very different passengers on a stagecoach of mysterious destination.
As yet, there’s no word on any casting for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, but we’ll keep you posted.
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