FX officially announced that they renewed “Fargo” for a second season but with some surprises.
It was reported that season two would feature a brand new cast! And according to a report from TheWrap, the season will take place in 1979 following a younger version of Lou Solverson, the character played by Keith Carradine in the first season, as he returns from the Vietnam War.
Executive Produce Noah Hawley said,
“It gets hard to look past the actors. I like the idea that the character comes first and the actors are able to disappear into the role… That time period is really interesting in American history; post-Vietnam, post-Watergate, just before Ronald Reagan became President.”
Hawley revealed that the first season of “Fargo” was influenced by the films No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man, as well as the original film, Fargo. He explained that season two will be looking to Miller’s Crossing and The Man Who Wasn’t There in addition to Fargo for influence.
“Fargo” is written by Hawley. Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen and Geyer Kosinski serve as executive producers. “Fargo” is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions.