The anthology series ‘Fargo’ will return for a second season at FX as revealed on Monday….
Following a season full of solid ratings and huge critical praise, ‘Fargo’ has been renewed for a second season at FX as revealed by FX president John Landgraf on Monday.
The series — based on the original film ‘Fargo’ from Joel and Ethan Coen — was a massive critical success this year with the 10-episode series not only getting good ratings, but it was nominated for 18 Emmy nominations this year.
Series creator Noah Hawley will be back as the head writer for the new season, although don’t expect Billy Bob Thornton or any of the other cast members from the first season to return. Much like the HBO anthology series ‘True Detective’, ‘Fargo’ will feature an all new cast and story for the second season of the show.
According to Hawley, this new season will start in 1979 focusing on Lou Solverson — played by Keith Carradine in the first season of ‘Fargo’ — while he’s working as a member of the Sioux Falls task force with future Duluth police officer Ben Schmidt. From that premise the series begins — and for those curious his daughter Molly will appear but she won’t be played by outstanding newcomer Alison Tolman because at the time of this show, Molly is four years old.
Production on the new season will pick up later this year with a 2015 debut date expected.