A few hours after FX picked up its much acclaimed series “Fargo” for a second season, the producers of the series have revealed some basic details about where and when the new story is set to unfold.
Like “American Horror Story” and “True Detective,” “Fargo” is an anthology series and so each season tells a completely different story in a different setting and with different characters. Although in this case, one particular character from the first season will return.
Producer Noah Hawley and Warren Littlefield have confirmed the new season will be based on an incident in Sioux Falls in 1979 referenced to in the first season episode “A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage”. Said incident involved Lou Solverson (Keith Carradine), the now elderly father of Molly (Allison Tolman).
With the new season to be set in 1979, we’ll follow a 33-year-old Lou who has recently returned from Vietnam. The producers confirm we’ll meet Molly’s mother and we may learn what happened to her.
Lou will be the only returning character and he will be recast with a younger man for the story which will take place across Fargo, Sioux Falls and Luverne in Minnesota. Filming is slated to run from January through May ahead of a likely Fall 2015 premiere.
Hawley adds that the tone will be inspired by slightly different Coen Brothers’ sensibilities for the second season: “If the first season, the three [influences] were Fargo, No Country Old Men and A Serious Man, this year we are in Fargo, Miller’s Crossing and The Man Who Wasn’t There.”
Source: The Live Feed