Who’s ready for some drama, eh? Fans will be knee-deep in nail-biting moments -- and snow -- when Season 2 of the hit FX anthology “Fargo” airs this October. And according to the trailer of Noah Hawley’s sophomore installment, which is set to take place in 1979, audiences should anticipate more mystery, blood and bingo when black comedy returns.
The lengthy trailer kicks off with Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson, a role previous portrayed by Keith Carradine in Season 1, and his partner Sheriff Hank Larrson (Ted Danson) walking into the town’s 24 hour Waffle Hut. But instead of finding syrup-covered treats, the two officers uncover a disturbing murder scene.
“Hanks thinking botched robbery,” Solverson explains to Nick Offerman’s character Karl Weathers, underestimating the severity of the crime.
“Oh, sure. That’s how it starts -- with something small,” Karl says. “Like a break in at the Watergate Hotel. But this thing’s only getting bigger.”
And as it turns out, his prediction was right. Throughout the trailer, fans watch as a series of gruesome and terrifying events occur -- like the slicing of one man’s ears.
“Where’s my brother?” Dodd Gerhardt (Jeffrey Donovan) asks a slumped over-man, tied to a chair the whereabouts of his missing sibling. “Are you listening to me?”
When Dodd doesn’t receive an answer, he asks his partner in crime if their prisoner can hear him.
“You cut off his ears,” his partner responds comically. “He’s dead… I think.”
The second season of “Fargo” will follow Wilson’s character, who just returned from Vietnam, as he investigates a crime a local gang and crime syndicate, according to the installment’s synopsis. But the multi-tasking cop will also be trying his best to protect Republican presidential candidate Ronald Regan, played by Bruce Campbell, as the politician stops for his campaign tour in the cold, and bloody, city of Fargo.
Watch the first full-length trailer for "Fargo" Season 2 below. The series will return to FX this October.