We now know a bit more about the season season of Fargo, which starts to shoot in Calgary today. At the FX TCA presentation, FX CEO John Langraf had a few things to say about the new season: “It’s a big sprawling, in some ways, more comedic [season], though at times, a very serious show. It’s set in the late ’70s against the backdrop of Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States. Reagan is a character in it.” A few more explanatory details, including a bit about just how Reagan fits into Fargo season 2, are below. Read More »
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In the first season of Fargo, Keith Carradine played Lou Solverson, the father of the season’s primary sheriff’s deputy character Molly Solverson. We know that Lou is among the lead characters of the show’s second season, and that Fargo S2 will look back on the guy’s life at the end of the ’70s as he returned to Minnesota from a tour in Vietnam. Now we know that he’ll be a great-looking dude, as the show has just added Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson — the late ’70s version of Lou, that is. Along with Wilson, the cast has just recruited Ted Danson and Jean Smart, and we’ve got info on all their roles below.
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The TV version of Fargo created by Noah Hawley was a surprise last year — originally met with not unjustified skepticism, the show quickly proved itself as a thing that could stand on its own. A second season was quickly ordered, and it isn’t just a continuation of what we saw the first time out. No, Fargo Season 2 bounces back in time to the late ’70s to follow the Lou Solverson character (originally played by Keith Carradine, above) as a younger man. Now Hawley has revealed some new Fargo S2 details, which you can get below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are bundling up and heading up north. The two actors have just joined the cast of Fargo Season 2, Noah Hawley‘s FX anthology drama based on Joel and Ethan Coen‘s 1996 film. More details on the Fargo season 2 Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Noah Hawley is cozying up to a whole new cast for Fargo Season 2. Jeffrey Donovan and Rachel Keller are reportedly in talks to board the FX anthology series, while Nick Offerman has an offer out.
The next season of the Coen Brothers-inspired series will take place in 1979, with some of the Season 1 characters returning in younger iterations. More on the Fargo Season 2 casting after the jump. Read More »
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The ugly sweater is an art form, a fashion niché now reserved for Eighties sitcoms and kitschy holiday parties. Usually, you find them at Goodwill or other similar stores and the busier or uglier it is, the better. But on rare occasions, you can find them where they’re actually cool. Or at least ironic and Mondo just made two such sweaters. They’ve created ugly knit sweaters for two movies set in the snow: The Coen Brothers’ Fargo and Joe Dante’s Gremlins. Check out the Gremlins and Fargo sweaters below. Read More »
Ethan and Joel Coen’s film Fargo centered on a sheriff’s deputy played perfectly by Frances McDormand, and the spin-off TV series from Noah Hawley also featured a great female role: Deputy Molly Solverson, played by Allison Tolman. Tolman won’t return for the second season, for reasons we’ll explain below. But that doesn’t mean that the upcoming second season of Fargo will abandon the pattern of having great female characters at the center of the show.
In fact, when asked about the new season at the Emmys earlier this week, Hawley said it would be about strong women. Precisely how that will be the case is something he would elaborate on only slightly. But it’s a good start. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Walter White may have had a rough year, but Breaking Bad had a great one. The AMC drama practically swept the 2014 Emmy Awards tonight with five wins, including Best Drama Series. The only series to pick up more statuettes this year was Sherlock: His Last Vow — and that’s only if you count the four Creative Arts Emmys it won earlier this month on top of the three it picked up during the telecast.
On the comedy side, Emmy voters continued to be high on Modern Family, which won Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. Indeed, the most noticeable pattern to emerge in 2014, better or for worse, was Emmy’s preference for repeat winners over new ones. All four victors in the major acting categories had won before. Meanwhile, newbies like Orange Is the New Black and Silicon Valley were shut out. Even True Detective managed just one win during the ceremony, for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Oh well. At least Fargo went home with Best Miniseries.
Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
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Today FX announced the renewal of two of its most critically-acclaimed shows: Louie and Fargo. Writer/director/star/producer/editor Louis C.K. will create a fifth season of his unpredictable show. And Noah Hawley will get to make a second season of Fargo. But for the latter show there are some big changes ahead. The entire cast, story, and setting will be different for season two.
Update: Some story and setting details have been revealed about Fargo season 2 — that info is below. And part of this new info contradicts the previous report. The cast will be new, but a couple of characters will return, in younger incarnations.
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