Second Season of FX's FARGO to Be Set in Late '70's; More Details Revealed
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August 23, 2016
Yesterday, BWW reported that FX is moving forward with a second installment of the multiple Emmy-nominated miniseries FARGO. The new chapter of the Fargo story will feature an all-new cast of characters, a new time period and a new "true crime" story that will unfold over the course of 10 episodes.
Today, The Wrap has revealed further details on the new season, including that it will take place in the year 1979 and feature a younger Lou Solverson who has just returned from the Vietnam War. Keith Carradine portrayed a current version of the character in Season One
Explained Fargo Executive Producer Noah Hawley, "It gets hard to look past the actors. I like the idea that the character comes first and the actors are able to disappear into the role. ...That time period is really interesting in American history; post-Vietnam, post-Watergate, just before Ronald Reagan became President."
The exec went on to share that while the freshman season of the series was influenced by such films as No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man, the sophomore season will see influences from the films Miller's Crossing and The Man Who Wasn't There.
An original adaptation of the Academy Award(R)-winning feature film, FX's Fargo has been nominated for 18 Emmys, including Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie for Executive Producer Noah Hawley, Outstanding Lead Actor nominations for Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Colin Hanks, Outstanding Supporting Actress for newcomer Allison Tolman, and two Outstanding Directing noms, one for Adam Bernstein and one for Colin Bucksey.
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