Fargo has been gearing up for Season 2 for over a year now, and we finally have some footage from the upcoming episodes of the drama, which highlights period costumes, Patrick Wilson, and much, much more snow. You can check out the exciting first footage for Fargo Season 2, below.
We’ve known for a while that Fargo’s second season will be a prequel to the first season, following Lou Solverson, who owned the diner during Season 1. The new episodes will take place in 1979—which leads to all of those fabulous leather coats and dated color schemes—back when Lou had just returned home from the Vietnam War. In the trailer, there’s talk about lost moral compasses, and as we hear the ominous voiceover, we see scenes of blood, death and violence in the small town. The story will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota during Season 2, although it’s hard to tell from the snow-covered landscape which scenes are set where in the trailer.
Also present are some of Fargo’s other big characters. Ted Danson is signed on to play Hank Larsson, a sheriff in Minnesota; we briefly see him in a shot in the trailer.
Former announcements have also included Kirsten Dunst, Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Hogan, How I Met Your Mother’s Cristin Milioti, Adam Arkin and more. Finally, Bruce Campbell will appear in the drama, playing historical figure Ronald Reagan.
FX wasn’t big about explaining plot details before Fargo Season 1 hit the schedule, and it also stands to reason that we won’t really know a lot about where Season 2 is heading, either. We do know Lou is going to be tasked with protecting Reagan when he comes to town, and we also know that this task is more difficult than it might seem for a narrative set in a supposedly sleepy town. We also know from last season that Solverson’s wife passes away at some point, but whether or not that will come into play in this prequel season is still unknown.
FX’s Fargo is a show that received a lot of buzz during its first season and then disappeared from the schedule for quite some time. The first season aired in the spring of 2014, and the new trailer confirms we won’t get new episodes of Fargo until September. Hopefully, a year and a half away from the series has simply led to more anticipation rather than forgetfulness related to the series, but we’ll have to wait and see. If the first trailer is any indication, FX's Fargo will have the gut-punching action and signature humor we’ve come to expect from the drama.