Say, didya hear? The premiere date for Season 2 of the hit FX series “Fargo” has been released, which means our countdown for the critically acclaimed crime drama can begin… now!
Noah Hawely’s prequel, inspired by the Coen brother’s 1996 film with the same name, will return to the small screen with more snow, blood and catchphrases on Monday, Oct. 12. And you betchya we’ll be tuning in when the 10-episode sophomore series makes its debut.
Season 2 will be set in 1979, nearly three decades before the first installment took place. It will follow the storyline of a young Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson), a role that was previously portrayed by Keith Carradine in Season 1, as he returns to Minnesota following his stint in Vietnam. According to the plot summary, Lou will be forced to investigate a crime, which involves a local gang and crime syndicate, while simultaneously attempting to protect then-Republican presidential candidate (Bruce Campbell) during the politician’s campaign stop in the crime-ridden city of Fargo.
The forthcoming installment of “Fargo” has a star-studded cast. The A-list names range from Ted Danson, who will take Lou’s trusty partner Sheriff Hank Larsson, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons as the Blomquist couple, Jean Smart as the cut-throat character Floyd Gerhardt, Jeffrey Donovan as the hilariously crude son of Floyd and even “Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman!
The showrunner divulged to the Hollywood Reporter how excited he was about the Season 2 cast of “Fargo.”
“It's a bigger cast this time. It's more ambitious, but right at the heart of it is this married couple. Kirsten's name came up very quickly. And, for me, there was no one else other than Jesse. I don't write with actors in mind, but as soon as I started thinking about it … that combination tells a story. That's critical in casting,” he revealed.
“Fargo” will airs its Season 2 premiere on Monday, Oct. 12, at 10 p.m. EDT on FX.