‘Fargo’ Season 3 Time Period Revealed & Could Feature the Return of Familiar Characters

By December 4, 2015
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Noah Hawley has quickly become one of the most enigmatic voices in the TV industry. After facing a near impossible task of replicating the success of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo into a TV series (something that few others would try), the showrunner managed to not only create a successful series in his own right, but also make something on par with the original film as well. I don’t think anyone quite predicted that to happen either.

Now, the critically-acclaimed writer has also signed on to helm two new Marvel shows on FX recently too, with Legion and Hellfire, making him one of the busiest, and possibly most successful showrunners in the industry currently. For anyone who’s sat down to watch one episode of Fargo too – it’s pretty easy to see why.

Fargo is currently in the midst of its best season yet though, with season 2 shaping up to be one of the best seasons of television ever, with FX already announcing plans for a third season. While recently speaking with Entertainment Weekly too, the showrunner has officially revealed the time period of the series’ planned third season, and hinted at the possible return of some beloved characters.

“It’s more contemporary. It’s set a couple years after season 1.”

When asked if that meant the return of some of season one’s characters too (specifically Alison Tolman and Keith Carradine’s Molly and Lou Solverson), Hawley cryptically reponded with, “Potentially.” Does that mean that there have already been seeds planted for season three’s story though? Much like how season one included references to the events of season two and the original film?

“There are going to be connections, the way the first year was connected to the movie and the second year was connected to the first, but I think part of the fun is figuring that stuff out and I wouldn’t want to take that away from anybody,. There will be definitely things that connect to something in our story.”

Now, it’s entirely possible that we’ve seen the last from both Molly and Lou, since Hawley has previously expressed his reluctance to bring Tolman’s character back into the story again, following her satisfactory and complete arc in the first season. But with next year’s follow-up set to take place in such a relatively close time period, it’s not out of the equation to assume that there will be some heavy references and elements from the first season incorporated into the story in some fashion.

Hawley and his team are in the middle of creating two of the most complete and dense seasons of television viewers have seen up until this point though, so while the possibilities that season three brings are certainly enormous, I’m happy with focusing on the rest of season two for the time being. I’m too busy eagerly awaiting to see what will happen next.

Fargo airs every Monday night on FX.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable