'Fargo' season 3 updates: Showrunner reveals upcoming installment to have a more contemporary timeline


FX’s hit anthology series “Fargo” still has two episodes left before the second season officially wraps up. However, information about the next installment is already being made known.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Noah Hawley revealed that the timeline will be more contemporary than the current 1979 plot. “It’s set a couple years after season 1,” he said. Viewers will remember that the critically-acclaimed freshman run was set in 2006. When asked if it means characters from the original season will be back, he simply replied, “Potentially.”

Both seasons 1 and 2 feature detective Lou Solverson albeit being played by two different actors first by Keith Carradine and followed by Patrick Wilson. His daughter Molly was also part of the installments. However, it remains to be seen if their arc will continue to the third one.

“There are going to be connections, the way the first year was connected to the movie and the second year was connected to the first, but I think part of the fun is figuring that stuff out and I wouldn’t want to take that away from anybody. There will be definitely things that connect to something in our story,” Hawley added.

When it comes to the current drama tackling the fabled Massacre at Sioux Falls, the story is expected to become even more complicated as Ed and Peggy Blumquist may actually be the ones who can stop the war between the mobster family and the Kansas City criminal organization.

The synopsis of episode 9 titled “The Castle,” reads “Peggy and Ed agree to follow through with their plan at the Motor Motel, Lou faces jurisdictional politics and Hanzee reports back to the Gerhardts.” Meanwhile, the final episode “Palindrome” is only teased with the couple “making a run for it.”

New episodes of “Fargo” season 2 air every Monday at 10 P.M.