The first season of FX’s “Fargo” is one of my favorite pieces of television. I realize that’s a high bar to set, especially considering the current Golden Age of TV everyone always talks about, but for me, it’s true – “Fargo” told a fantastic original story in a Coen Brothers style while showcasing suspense, drama, comedy, and some fantastic performances by Allison Tolman, Martin Freeman, and Billy Bob Thornton. The concept was originally envisioned as a limited miniseries, and though that term has sort of taken on a life of its own in the past few years, many weren’t sure what to expect when the initial ten episodes concluded. Yesterday, FX renewed the show for a second season, and now we have some more details about what we’ll see when we head back to the snowy plains of the Midwest.
Writer/producer/showrunner Noah Hawley spoke with EW after yesterday’s renewal and revealed a few key details about the direction of the second season. Remember how Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson character kept referencing the mishap that took place in Sioux Falls? Yep, this is going to be a prequel that finally reveals the full story of what went down. This season will follow a 33-year-old Solverson in 1979 when he returns to the US after fighting in the Vietnam War. None of the cast from the first season will return in season 2 (though Hawley did leave the door open for them to come back in a potential third season), but we’ll meet Molly’s mother and a young Molly, who is four years old in 1979.
Fargo, A Serious Man, and No Country For Old Men were named as inspirations for the first season of the show, and Hawley said that the inspirations for season two would be Fargo, Miller’s Crossing, and The Man Who Wasn’t There. Sounds like there will be a bit more of a film noir angle taken this time, which sounds great to me. The second season of “Fargo” is expected to premiere in fall of 2015.
What do you think about these details? Excited for the new season? Let us know below!
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