Usually a movie turned into a TV show doesn't turn out too well (see: Clueless, Animal House, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), but the new FX series Fargo looks pretty damn good. It's a different crime story set in the world of the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning film, starring The Hobbit's Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.

Thornton is no stranger to wonderfully weird characters, and his goofy, not-quite bowl cut in Fargo tells us his portrayal of criminal Lorne Malvo won't be an exception. He explained to Collider that the haircut was actually an accident. 

"I got a bad haircut.  We had planned on dyeing my hair and having a dark beard, but I didn’t plan on having bangs.  But then, instead of fixing it, I didn’t fix it because I looked at myself in the mirror and I thought, 'Hang on a second here, this is like 1967 L.A. rock.  I could be the bass player for Buffalo Springfield.  This is good.  Or, it’s the dark side of Ken Burns,'" he said.  "Bangs are normally associated with innocence, and I thought that juxtaposition was pretty great, so that was added."

Check out the rest of Thornton's interview hereFargo premieres April 15 on FX at 10 p.m. ET.

[via Collider]