Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Fargo is probably my favorite narrative television series currently still on the air. So I’m very excited for second season to arrive this October. Until now, FX has been releasing a series of fun but cryptic teaser trailers, but they have finally unleashed the first real trailer for Fargo’s second season. Watch the two and a half minute Fargo season 2 trailer embedded after the jump.
It starts small, but this thing’s ‘bout to get a whole lot bigger. Fargo season 2 is a prequel that brings us back to the late-1970’s where it looks like everyone has something to hide. The adorable “Minnesota nice” accents return, with a set of new characters played by a solid group of actors and actresses. Lou Solverson, who was played by Keith Carradine in the first season, is the star of this second story. In this prequel, Patrick Wilson plays the Lou’s Coffee Shop-owner when he was still a young State Police Officer, in a story dealing with the Sioux Falls incident that is referenced in stories during the first season.
Here’s the detailed synopsis:
The all new “true crime” case in Fargo’s latest chapter takes you back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. “Lou Solverson” (Patrick Wilson), a young State Police Officer recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang, a major mob syndicate and a small town beautician “Peggy Blumquist” (Kirsten Dunst) along with her husband “Ed” (Jesse Plemons), the local butcher’s assistant. Helping Lou piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (Ted Danson). The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes “Karl Weathers” (Nick Offerman), the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett will play “Joe Bulo,” the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe’s bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is “Mike Milligan” (Bokeem Woodbine). Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling – but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch “Floyd Gerhardt” (Jean Smart). With her husband at death’s door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, “Dodd Gerhardt” (Jeffrey Donovan). An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can’t wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. “Bear Gerhardt” (Angus Sampson) is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. “Rye Gerhardt” (Kieran Culkin), the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he’s just a small dog with a loud bark.
Emmy Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley (showrunner/writer), Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron all return for the second installment. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio.
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