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Fargo is finally getting Season 2 off the ground. Weíve known for a while that the new season of FXís hit event drama would follow some strong female characters and this morning the network announced that one strong woman and one well-known TV actor will be joining the second season of Noah Hawleyís drama.
The Screen Actors Guild just unleashed its nominees for 2014, and as it usually is with television, most of the nominees are pretty much what you would expect. Game Of Thrones, House Of Cards and Modern Family all cleaned up on nominations.
With a wryness that sometimes tops its film predecessor, FXís Fargo blends extreme violence with small town absurdities, which gives the casting directors the widest net imaginable in finding the perfect actors. And the series is reaching out to one of the funniest guys out there.
Fargo landed big names when it signed on Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk and Colin Hanks, but when it came to the female police officer lead, the casting process wasnít so easy. Eventually relative newcomer Allison Tolman landed the role, jumping from relative obscurity to a high profile cable series. Hereís how it happened.
Even though weíre still upwards of eight months away from the Season 2 debut of FXís Emmy-winning anthology drama Fargo, that doesnít mean we canít let our curiosities run amok concerning where this prequelized season will take viewers. Personally, Iím shooting for dinosaurs and robots, but that's not the case.
tís no surprise that FX renewed the critically acclaimed anthology series Fargo for Season 2. What might come as a surprise, however, is the complete change in direction for the second seasonís storyline, which will feature an all new cast and (mostly) all new characters.
Will Fargo be back for Season 2? According to FX, you betcha! FX announced today that they're moving forward with a second season of the anthology series. Just as American Horror Story does each season, Fargo's second season will feature a new story, a new time period and new characters. And with that, Season 2 will be an opportunity for a new slate of actors.
There is one giant, glaring issue with these Emmy Nominations that every single man, woman and child in the free world should share. It makes no sense whatsoever that True Detective and Fargo are not in the same category. None. And rather than a weird little quirk, the diverting paths of those two shows are a clear example of a larger problem thatís only getting worse.
A poorly delivered ending for a particular television season can retroactively taint everything youíve seen before it. Itís a damning thing for a TV fan, and my view on FXís Fargo is currently in limbo following its Season 1 finale ďMortonís Fork,Ē as my lack of enthusiasm is trying to convince me that Iíve been enjoying a wildly uneven show this entire time.
Fargo and The Strain are getting the Mondo poster treatment, courtesy of the ATX Television Festival and FX. The new posters have been presented in anticipation of the world premiere episode for The Strain and the ninth episode screening of Fargo at the Austin festival this weekend.
For seven episodes now, FXís Fargo has been a hallmark of quirky comedic drama, with enough pitch black thrills and kills to legitimately rival the Coen brothersí film for simpleton storytelling. Tonightís episode ďWho Shaves the Barber?Ē took things to their natural escalatory extremes, and delivered in two ways that I am impulsively considering the seriesí best bits so far
Who's ready for more Fargo? The FX drama kicked off last Tuesday night, delivering solid ratings in the process. Hopefully word will spread and the series will continue to perform well. FX released a preview for the episodes to come, which give us a vague idea of what to expect as the snowy drama continues to unfold in the town of Bemidji and the surrounding area.
While the world may never know what a genuine Coen brothers TV show would look like, Fargo might just be the best danged alternative that could ever exist. Darkly hilarious, deeply disturbing and erratically violent, Fargo isnít a series that is destined to please everyone, but critics and audiences love it.
One of the things we mentioned in our review of FX's Fargo is that Martin Freeman's portrayal of the timid Lester Nygaard is uncomfortable to watch at times. The clip above is a prime example of that, as Lester admits that his wife has soft hands while trying to explain the nature of the relationship she had with the man who beat him up.
Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 film Fargo set the bar high for a TV adaptation that would come nearly two decades later. Noah Hawley's FX drama takes the right approach from the start in not trying to re-adapt the same story. Instead, FX's Fargo uses a similar snowy Minnesota backdrop to tell its own "true crime" story, paying homage to the Coen Brothers' grim but darkly funny film in the process.