A full-length trailer for season 2 of FX’s Fargo has been released, which you can watch below…
Season 2, which is set to premiere in October, will be following up the extremely well-reviewed first season, which starred Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thorton, Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks. The series, of course, is based off of the Academy Award-winning film of the same name. The Coen Brothers, the directors of the film, serve as executive producers on the show.
The show switches characters for the new season, and is led by Patrick Wilson (Watchmen), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia) and Ted Danson (Cheers), with a supporting cast that also includes Jean Smart, Jesse Plemons, Jeffrey Donovan, Nick Offerman, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Angus Sampson, Keir O’Donnell, Bruce Campbell, Michael Hogan, Rachel Keller, Cristin Milioti and Adam Arkin.
The all new “true crime” case of Fargo’s new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer “Lou Solverson” (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (Danson). The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes “Karl Weathers” (Nick Offerman), the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett will play “Joe Bulo,” the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe’s bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is “Mike Milligan” (Bokeem Woodbine). Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling – but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch “Floyd Gerhardt” (Smart). With her husband at death’s door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, “Dodd Gerhardt” (Jeffrey Donovan). An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can’t wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. “Bear Gerhardt” (Angus Sampson) is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. “Rye Gerhardt” (Kieran Culkin), the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he’s just a small dog who barks big.