Say, “Fargo” fans, didya hear the news that your favorite FX series has been renewed for a Season 2? You betcha! During the 2014 Summer TCA Press Tour on Monday, the network announced that the 18 Emmy-nominated series would be returning once again to blow our minds with more sidesplitting, jaw-dropping drama.
The only catch? Well, according to executive producer and writer Noah Hawley, the second season of “Fargo” will feature some major changes. That means an all-new cast, a new time period and a brand new “true crime” mystery to be solved by some of Minnesota’s finest.
E! News reported why Hawley thought an anthology format would best suite the FX series.
"You can get a stellar cast because you're not asking them to commit to multiple seasons," he explained. "It's like a movie for them."
FX CEO John Landgraf, however, expressed a very different reaction to TVLine when he learned he would be saying goodbye to his favorite “Fargo” characters.
“It’s kind of heartbreaking from my standpoint, given how much I loved the actors,” the exec revealed then adding the benefits of casting new actors. “’Fargo’ demands, I think, a [certain] level of realism, no matter how unhinged and funny it is at times. I don’t think we felt we could reintroduce those actors as new characters. We had to create a new situation.”
We also learned that Season 2’s story would be told throughout 10 episodes.
"We could not be more proud of ‘Fargo,’" Landgraf said in a statement. "Noah's audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations, the most of a single program in our history. ‘Fargo’ was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment."
And you're darn tootin' we are, too! But are any “Fargo” fans concerned that Season 2 won’t match up to the first installment? Well, you’re not alone. Hawley also expressed his worries about topping Season 1 after the freshman season aired its finale.
“Obviously in an industry like this, anytime something is a success, you think how can I make more money off of it,” he said in a previous statement. “That said, my experience with FX is they’re very proud of the quality of the work, and their biggest concern is if we were to do it again, could we make it as good or better.”
Mittens crossed Season 2 will be bigger, badder and bloodier!
Who do you hope is cast for Season 2 of “Fargo”? Let us know what actors you’d love hearing sporting a Minnesota accent in the comments section below.