Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson and Jean Smart are set to star opposite Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons in the second installment of Fargo, FX’s miniseries franchise based on the cult Coen brothers movie. Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Jeffrey Donovan and Angus Sampson round out the recurring cast of Fargo’s 10-episode new chapter, set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, SD and Luverne, MN, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, will tackle an all new “true crime” case.
Wilson’s Solverson is a clean-cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. A humble and competent man, Lou is a devoted husband and father. Danson will play Hank Larsson, the Sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. An unflappable WWII vet who embodies a certain cowboy poetry, Hank is Lou’s father-in-law. Smart will play Floyd Gerhardt, the matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family. She’s stood by her husband’s side for 40 years, but now that he’s out of the picture she thinks it’s her turn to run things.
Noah Hawley, writer-showrunner of the Emmy-winning first installment, is back and will executive produce with Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron for MGM Television and FX Productions. Production will begin in Calgary in January 2015 for premiere next fall.