The FX miniseries, “Fargo,” will live to see another day as it has been renewed for Season 2, which will premiere next fall, with ten episodes. The series, inspired by the 1996 movie by the Coen Brothers, was written and created by Noah Hawley and starred Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Allison Tolman. However, the upcoming season will not be featuring the original cast. Read further to learn more about the second season of “Fargo.”
“Fargo,” as a whole, is an anthology show just like “American Horror Story.” Every season features a new story and an entirely new set of characters to watch and fall in love with. Most people liken this experience to watching a ten-hour-long movie, as each of the ten episodes is an hour long. In this year’s race for the Emmys, the FX original drama has gained eighteen nominations.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, two of the show’s producers, Noah Hawley and Warren Littlefield, shared details on what is to come for the second season last Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Television Critics Association conference. They confirmed that the new season will feature an entire new cast and a new true crime story that will be set during the ‘70s.
The story will revolve around an incident that occurred in Sioux Falls in 1979 and will involve the 33-year-old State Trooper Lou Solverson, Molly Solverson’s (Allison Tolman) father. However, the original actor who portrayed the old Lou Solverson (Keith Carradine) will not be reprising his role in this season. Allison Tomlan, who portrayed Lou’s daughter, Molly Solverson, may not be making an appearance during this season, but viewers will have the privilege of seeing Molly’s mother.
Fans and viewers may be wondering where the 1979 Sioux Falls incident came from, but according to Hawley, the incident had already been mentioned during the first season of “Fargo,” specifically in “A Fox, A Rabbit, and a Cabbage.” Most of the setting will take place in Luverne, Minnesota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and, of course, in Fargo, North Dakota.
Filming is set to start in January 2015 and will end in May, giving it enough time to grow and bloom into the next ten memorable episodes of “Fargo.”
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