Jeffrey Donovan just recently joined the cast of FX’s anthology crime series “Fargo,” based on Joel & Ethan Coen’s film of the same name, and now the network has just confirmed two more names for the sophomore season of the show.
Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Marie Antoinette) and Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad”) have joined the Emmy-winning series from writer and showrunner Noah Hawley. Dunst will be playing Peggy Blomquist, a small town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with traditional societal expectations. Plemons will be playing 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.
Here’s the official synopsis of the second season straight from the network:
Fargo’s new chapter, which will unfold over the course of 10 episodes, will travel back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson (yet to be cast), recently back from Vietnam, will tackle an all new “true crime” case.
FX also notes that Solverson’s wife, Betsy, (yet to be cast) their four-year-old daughter, Molly, (yet to be cast) and fellow officer, Ben Schmidt, (yet to be cast) will also be featured in the new installment. So there’s still plenty of roles open.
Jeffrey Donovan was previously revealed to be playing a character named Dodd with Nick Offerman being desired for the role of Carl, though we’re not sure how either role comes into play in this story.
Dunst and Plemons are solid additions to the cast, the former with plenty of experience and accolades, and the other slowly coming into a blossoming career. The question is whether or not this new cast will success just as well as the Emmy-nominated first season’s players, who even got nominations themselves. Plenty will be tuning in after that surprisingly stellar first season, so we’re hoping for the best. Stay tuned for now.
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