Exclusive Interview: Noah Hawley on Fargo Season 2

Noah Hawley Fargo season 2 interview

Noah Hawley did the seeming impossible, turning the Coen Brothers acclaimed film Fargo into a TV series. Not only did he do the name justice, but FX’s Fargo is one of the most acclaimed series on television in its own right, joining the ranks of Breaking Bad, Man Men, Game of Thrones and True Detective on lists and nominations. So far there have been no characters from the movie Fargo in the series, so no Marge Gunderson or Jerry Lundegaard. It’s all been original characters like Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) and police chief Molly Solverson (Alison Tolman).

For season two, Hawley took Fargo back to 1979 with an all new cast of characters. Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson play cops investigating the new crime, and Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons play a husband and wife who get wrapped up in it. I spoke with Hawley after FX’s Fargo panel for the Television Critics Association. Season two premieres October 12 at 10 on FX.

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Our 12 Most Anticipated Returning Fall 2015 TV Shows

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It’s not like we were short on stuff to watch this summer (hello, UnREAL, nice to see you, Mr. Robot), but when it comes to TV there’s no time like the fall. Along with the annual onslaught of new shows competing for our attention, we’re ready to welcome a bunch of old favorites back to our DVRs. After the jump, some of the fall 2015 returning shows we’re most excited for. Read More »

Fargo Season 2 Trailer

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.

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Get ready for a whole new season of “Minnesota nice.” FX has debuted two new pictures and eight(!) new teasers from the second season of Fargo, which picks up in 1979 with a then-youthful Lou Solverson. See the latest Fargo Season 2 images and teasers after the jump. Read More »

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.  Read More »

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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: FX has released two new teaser trailers for my favorite currently-running television series Fargo. The new teasers give us a better look at Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) and Sheriff Hank Larsson (Ted Danson). Hit the jump to watch them now.
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FX’s Fargo finally has its Ronald Reagan. Bruce Campbell is set to play the Gipper in the upcoming second season of the FX crime drama, joining Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson. More on the Fargo Bruce Campbell casting after the jump.  Read More »

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The mother from How I Met Your Mother will also be the mother on Fargo. Cristin Milioti has joined Fargo Season 2 as Betsy Solverson, mom to Season 1’s Molly Solverson (played last season by Allison Tolman). She joins Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson. Learn more about the Fargo Cristin Milioti casting after the jump.  Read More »