FX Networks had a surprise hit on its hands with this season’s Fargo— the drama, loosely based on the Cohen Brothers film of the same name, garnered 18 Emmy noms (the most in the network’s history) and may, perhaps, go down as one of my personal favorite shows of the year (not that the latter was a swaying factor in the decision to renew).
Yesterday, FX CEO John Landgraf announced that Fargo season 2 will definitely be happening- filming is expected to begin this January -but, don’t expect Billy Bob or Allison Tolman to be reprising their roles. Instead of going the American Horror Story route, with a similar cast of characters in a different storyline, EP Noah Hawley will be devising a “prequel” of sorts– with the focus on the Lou Solverson character (played by Keith Carradine), set just after the war in Vietnam.
None of the season 1 Fargo players are expected to turn up in the next go ’round (though, nothing would surprise me at this point), but expect there to be at least some indirect story correlation between the prequel and the first ten episodes (remember the suitcase in the first season that tied to the movie?).
Presently, there’s no air date for Fargo season 2 available, though with Sons of Anarchy riding into the sunset this Fall, there is speculation that the show may take over its timeslot in 2015. More details will be made available as they are released.
Anyone else already pumped to see what season 2 of Fargo has in store??