Watch the First 7 Minutes of FX’s ‘Fargo’ Now

Fargo begins on an icy road in Minnesota where Billy Bob Thornton crashes into a deer. From there a man pops out of his trunk and dashes off into the snow before the focus shifts to Martin Freeman as a henpecked salesman who is terrible at his job, but has really nice pens. All of this occurs in the first seven minutes, which FX has released online.

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself hooked immediately. The darkly funny opening moments tease a fascinating story to come. It’s not the movie, but Fargo the event series has a bloody, homespun charm all its own. Watch the opening moments below.

Fargo premieres Tuesday, April 15th on FX.