FARGO Season 2 Trailer and Synopsis Hit All the Right Marks

     July 14, 2015


My main issue with the first season of FX’s Fargo is that it felt like a rehashing of the Coen Brothers’ 1996 Oscar-winning film. Now that the trailer for season two has been released, however, it looks like that particular gripe has been remedied. It’s a new story with all new faces set in the fantastically bleak and unforgivingly cold landscape that Fargo has used to great effect. This time around, the story travels back to 1979 to investigate that mysterious Sioux Falls incident that was repeatedly referenced in the first season. We also have a new detailed synopsis to go with this excellent trailer, which you can check out below.

Cast highlights from this new trailer include Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, Bokeem Woodbine and Angus Sampson. Also appearing on the show this fall will be Nick Offerman, Cristin Milioti, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, and, of course, Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan.

Watch the new Fargo trailer below:

Check out the official synopsis for season two of FX’s Fargo:

The all new “true crime” case of Fargo’s new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer “Lou Solverson” (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (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” (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 who barks big.