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‘Fargo’ set shut down due to extreme cold

Actors film a scene for the TV series Fargo in Calgary on November 20, 2013. .
Actors film a scene for the TV series Fargo in Calgary on November 20, 2013. . Global News

CALGARY – Miserably cold weather forced officials to temporarily halt filming of an American TV series in Calgary on Friday.

Actors like Billy Bob Thornton, Kate Walsh, Bob Odenkirk and Colin Hanks have been spending time in the southern Alberta city to film the TV show Fargo.

The series, being produced for U.S. cable channel FX, is a small screen adaptation of the 1996 Oscar-nominated film of the same name by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Writer and producer Noah Hawley tweeted the cast and crew were forced to abandon the set on Friday, due to the extreme cold.

Before announcing the shutdown, Hawley tweeted an Instagram photo picture of the temperatures in Calgary, with the caption “I’m going to miss having ten toes.”

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Costar Colin Hanks commented on the picture, saying “is there a ‘don’t like’ button?”

Environment Canada issued a wind chill warning for Calgary on Friday morning, cautioning the city could see wind chill values drop below -40°C.