We’ve already seen respected filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne and Michael Mann lend their considerable talents to the small screen, and now none other than Ethan and Joel Coen will be joining those celebrated names.

Collider is reporting that the quirky siblings are to executive produce the oddly-titled HarveKarbo for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine TV. Co-created with Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids), the show will focus on a Los Angeles-based private investigator who constantly comes into contact with the who’s who of Hollywood (wonder if that means he’ll mingle with a real-life, Entourage-style mix of celebs?)

It’s early days yet of course (the pilot has to impress before a full series is commissioned) but if the Coens have agreed to get behind it, there must be something special in there.

No word yet if the brothers will be directing that first episode but it would be fun to see if their idiosyncratic style of filmmaking could fit into the more rigorous mould of TV.