Fargo Season 2 trailer

After setting the mood with a series of cryptic teasers, Fargo Season 2 has finally dropped its first real trailer. Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, and more show up to tease the new season, which promises the same delightful mix of chilly weather, jarring violence, dry humor, and Minnesota nice that made the first one such a hit.

Watch the Fargo Season 2 trailer after the jump. 

FX dropped the Fargo Season 2 trailer on YouTube.

(Update 7/20/15: Replaced broken embed.)

“The whole world… we’re just out of balance,” muses Lou. Fargo Season 2 is expected to deal with the uneasiness of the post-Vietnam War era, including the encroaching economic recession and the rising feminist issues. A pre-White House Ronald Reagan is one of the characters, and he’ll be played by Bruce Campbell.

Although Fargo is an anthology series, with a whole new cast this season, Season 2 connects to Season 1 through the Solverson family. Molly’s dad Lou, who was played by Keith Carradine in Season 1, is played here by Patrick Wilson, and the story concerns his attempts to solve a case involving rival crime organizations. 

Here’s the lengthy and detailed Season 2 synopsis:

The all new “true crime” case of Fargo’s new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer “Lou Solverson” (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (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” (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 who barks big.

Fargo Season 2 premieres in September.

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