Season 2 of “Fargo” is heating up with an alleged cast addition of a “Burn Notice” star. According to TV Guide, Jeffrey Donovan, who portrayed Michael Westen in the seven season action series, is close to closing a deal to appear in the upcoming miniseries, created by Noah Hawley.
Donovan will reportedly take on the character Dodd in the 10-episode second season, which was renewed in July. Little is known about the upcoming installment, set to premiere in 2015, except that it will act as a prelude to the first season.
Season 2’s storyline will revolve around an incident that occurred in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which was repeatedly discussed throughout the first installment of the critically acclaimed series.
"If you were paying attention to Season 1, we made a lot of references to Sioux Falls," Hawley said during a summer TV press tour. "That was deliberate. The next 10-hour movie is going to be the story of Sioux Falls. It takes place in 1979. The stories are set in Luverne, Minn., Fargo and Sioux Falls."
Because of the show’s regressing timeline, Hawley revealed that Season 2 will feature younger versions of characters like Lou Solverson (Keith Carradine). "We're going to CG old Keith Carradine performances," the creator quipped.
Hawley dished that in addition to starring “Fargo” veterans, fans can also anticipate a slew of fresh new faces to appear in the plot, like Molly’s (Allison Tolman) mother.
"You would meet Molly's mother, who was not a character in Season 1, and may learn what happened to her," Hawley revealed at the press tour. "There was one other person in that rodeo, Ben Schmidt (Peter Breitmayer), the lieutenant who was there."
TV Guide teased that “Parks and Recreation” star, Nick Offerman, has also been offered a role to appear in the new installment of “Fargo,” but has yet to discuss negotiations.
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