A little more than halfway through the second run of FX’s limited series Fargo, the cable net has ordered a third season. Season 1 of the drama from creator Noah Hawley based on the Coen brothers’ 1996 movie won three Emmy Awards including Outstanding Miniseries, and the current sophomore season has been widely praised by critics. No cast or premiere date for Season 3 was announced, but executive producers Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen, and John Cameron will return.
“Year 2 of Fargo is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley’s masterful storytelling, we can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us,” said Eric Schrier, who made the announcement today with Nick Grad, his fellow President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio
Season 2 is set in 1979 and stars Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett and Kieran Culkin. Bruce Campbell plays stumping White House hopeful Ronald Reagan. The first installment’s cast included Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman — all of them scoring Emmy noms for their roles.