How I Met Your Mother alumna Cristin Milioti is set for a role opposite Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson in the second installment of the Fargo miniseries franchise based on the cult Coen brothers movie. The 10-episode new chapter is 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. Milioti will recur as Betsy, Lou’s (Wilson) wife and the daughter of Rock County Sheriff Hank Larsson (Danson). A woman of the plains — pretty but firm — she can both jump start a car and make a casserole, clean a gun as well as the gutters.
Noah Hawley, writer-showrunner of the Emmy-winning first installment, is back and is also set to make his directorial debut in Season 2. He executive produces with Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron for MGM Television and FX Productions. Production is underway in Calgary for premiere in the fall.
Milioti, repped by Gersh, also was seen in The Wolf of Wall Street and starred in the NBC comedy series A to Z this season.