A new featurette for FX’s upcoming second season of Fargo goes behind the scenes of the cold-hearted drama series to give fans a glimpse of the coming murder and mayhem. Stars Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, and Kirsten Dunst, along with creator/showrunner Noah Hawley talk about what makes the new season different while obviously keeping their characters and story tone rooted in the world originally brought to life by Joel and Ethan Coen. I’m in the minority in that I wasn’t a huge fan of the first season. That being said, this brief look at season two seems to fall in my particular sweet spot where the TV series isn’t trying to retell the story of the Coens’ movie, but isn’t completely abandoning it either.
Also starring Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, Bokeem Woodbine, Angus Sampson, Nick Offerman, Cristin Milioti, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, and Bruce Campbell, Fargo returns to FX on Monday, October 12th.
Watch the new featurette for Fargo below:
Here’s the detailed synopsis for Season 2 of Fargo on FX:
The all new “true crime” case in Fargo’s latest chapter takes you back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. “Lou Solverson” (Patrick Wilson), a young State Police Officer recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang, a major mob syndicate and a small town beautician “Peggy Blumquist” (Kirsten Dunst) along with her husband “Ed” (Jesse Plemons), the local butcher’s assistant. Helping Lou piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (Ted Danson).
The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes “Karl Weathers” (Nick Offerman), the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett will play “Joe Bulo,” the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe’s bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is “Mike Milligan” (Bokeem Woodbine). Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling – but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch “Floyd Gerhardt” (Jean Smart). With her husband at death’s door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, “Dodd Gerhardt” (Jeffrey Donovan). An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can’t wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. “Bear Gerhardt” (Angus Sampson) is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. “Rye Gerhardt” (Kieran Culkin), the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he’s just a small dog with a loud bark.
Emmy Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley (showrunner/writer), Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron all return for the second installment. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio.
Season two of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Minnesota Not-So-Nice limited series premieres Monday, October 12th at 10pm ET/PT. For more on Fargo Season 2, be sure to check out some of our recent stories at the following links:
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