The highly acclaimed first season of FX’s Fargo seemingly fueled the creative and production teams to come up with a bigger series that will introduce new faces when the show returns for its second installment.
Possibly doing an anthology series, the story will revolve around two completely new characters: Peggy and Ed Blomquist. They will be caught in the middle of a war between a local crime gang and a bigger crime syndicate, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Showrunner Noah Hawley teased that the plot set in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota during 1979 is “Not the ’70s in a Boogie Nights kind of way… The scope of the story- telling this season is a lot bigger, it has more of an epic feel to it,” he said.
Newcomer Kirsten Dunst will play the hairdresser Peggy while her husband, the butcher’s assistant Ed will be portrayed by Jesse Plemons.
The network has recently released a second trailer which showed a younger version of police officer Lou Solverman investigating a murder scene at a local diner alongside Sheriff Hank Larson. The clip escalated to show gruesome scenes amidst the dark humor of some characters. Solverman will also be tasked with protecting politician Ronald Reagan during his campaign stop in Fargo.
Aside from Dunst and Plemons, acting as the young Solverman is Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson as the sheriff Larson of Rock County, Minnesota, Jean Smart as the crime boss Floyd Gerhardt who will take over her husband’s business, Nick Offerman as lawyer Karl Weathers, Brad Garett as the face of the crime gang, Kieran Culkin as the youngest among Floyd’s brood Rye Gerdhardt, and Jeffrey Donovan as the eldest brother Dodd Gerdhardt.Bokeem Woodbine will also be taking on a smaller role, Cinema Blend reported.
Season two is expected to premiere on October.