Easily one of the best shows on TV right now, Fargo has done some great things with its anthology format, connecting the seasons (and movie) through themes and certain characters while telling mostly unrelated crime-ridden stories. Now that we know Season 3 will be a reality at some point next year, it’s impossible not to ponder where creator Noah Hawley will be taking things, and who will be popping in. Well, he’s revealed when Season 3 will be set, and he’s got us excited about possibly seeing some old faces returning.
Season 3 of Fargo will take place a “couple of years after Season 1,” which took place in 2006. And here’s how Fawley answered when asked by EW if we’d be seeing familiar characters coming back for the new story, and whether there are clues to the plot embedded in Season 2.
Potentially…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.
Fans know that Season 2 has been following a young Lou Solverson, played by Patrick Wilson, whose older self was played by Keith Carradine in Season 1. This season also introduced us to young Molly, who was played as an adult by Allison Tolman in a fantastic breakout role. Those are basically the main character-based connections to be found, although there are plenty of other things tying the seasons together, such as phrasings, violent incidents and more.
So could we possibly see Molly and/or Lou coming back for Season 3? We certainly hope so, although they probably wouldn’t be a major part of the story. Molly’s got a kid and a husband now, and nobody needs to see her going through anything traumatic all over again. There are tons of other characters that could return, though, from Colin Hanks’ Gus Grimly to Bob Odenkirk’s Chief Bill Oswalt to Gary Valentine’s Deputy Knudsen. We can’t really say who we’d want to see from Season 2 returning, as there might be no one left standing by the time it’s all said and done.
If we’re putting out there what we want to see the most, though, it’s a full season dedicated to Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan. Maybe he’s fighting deadites but maybe not.
If you haven’t been watching Fargo Season 2, you need to catch up immediately. There are only two episodes left, and it’s all going to culminate in the hyper-violent Massacre at Sioux Falls. It airs Monday nights on FX.