Where ‘Fargo’ and ‘Legion’ Are Made: Inside Noah Hawley’s Office

Noah Hawley did the impossible, twice. His limited series reinvention of the Coen brothers’ beloved film “Fargo” racked up 36 Emmy nominations over two seasons. When in Southern California, the Austin, Texas-based scribe works out of a Santa Monica office complex, where his increasingly busy schedule includes “Legion” and “Cat’s Cradle” for FX in addition to a third installment of “Fargo.” His office centerpiece — a hand-crafted modernized standing desk from Austin shop Mockingbird Domestics — epitomizes his status as a man on the move. “It’s like something you would’ve seen in Ebenezer Scrooge’s office,” Hawley says. “But there’s a steampunk element to the metalwork as well. As they say in ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘it really pulls the room together.’”

 

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