Christmas just came early, dontcha know? It was recently announced that actress Kirsten Dunst and “Breaking Bad” actor Jesse Plemons will be starring in Season 2 of “Fargo,” when the FX miniseries returns in fall 2015.
According to a press release from the network, Dunst will portray Peggy Blomquist, a “small-town beautician with big-city dreams.” Plemons will take on the role of her husband, Ed, a butcher’s assistant “who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery, even if he doesn’t quite understand it.”
But Dunst and Plemons' participation in the second season of Noah Hawley’s dark comedy is only the most recent news to break regarding the upcoming installment. Previous casting news includes “Burn Notice” star Jeffrey Donovan playing the role of Dodd in the 10-episode season. Meanwhile, Hollywood newcomer Rachel Keller will be taking on the character of Simone. It was also reported that Mike Bradecich, best known for his gig in "The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue," and Allan Dobrescu, who handled production manager duties during the making of the short film "White Lock," are in contention for roles in the new installment.
But the most exciting casting news for “Fargo” thus far is the possibility of them landing “Parks and Recreation” actor Nick Offerman. The Wrap reports that Offerman had been asked to join Season 2 of “Fargo” but is currently not in negotiations. The site added that Mike Bradecich and Allan Dobrescu are also in consideration for roles in the new installment.
It’s been revealed that Season 2 will serve as a prelude to the first installment of “Fargo.” The sophomore series' storyline will follow an incident that occurred in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1979 – a crime that was discussed throughout the freshman season.
"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."
Due to the series’ jumping timeline, Season 2 will feature a young Lou Solverson (Keith Carradine), as well as his wife, Betsy, and their 4-year-old daughter. Lou’s fellow officer, Ben Schmidt, and Molly’s (Allison Tolman) mother will also be shown, according to People magazine.
"You would meet Molly's mother, who was not a character in Season 1, and may learn what happened to her," Hawley teased at the press tour.
The Season 2 production of “Fargo” will begin in January.