- EW: 'Fargo' season 2 to star Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons
New thread up for the latest casting news.Fargo has filled two big roles for season 2. Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man franchise, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights) have landed series regular roles in FXs Emmy-winning crime thriller.
In addition, FX announced the second season wont premiere until next fall and will once again consist of 10 episodes.
Dunst will play Peggy Blomquist, a small town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with traditional societal expectations. She shares her home with her husband Ed (Plemons), a butchers assistant, who wants to be supportive of his wifes self-discovery, even if he doesnt quite understand it.
Fargo surprised skeptics with a thoughtful and witty crime story that arguably managed to improve upon the Oscar-winning 1996 Coen brothers film that served as its inspiration. The show was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards and won the prize for outstanding miniseries.
Like HBOs crime anthology True Detective, a show thats often perceived as Fargos rival, season 2 will tell a completely different story with a new cast. Unlike True Detective, however, Fargos setting is expected to be somewhat similar and the crimes will have a direct connection to the first season.
Season 2 is essentially a prequel and is set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. The story will focus on a young Lou Solverson (not yet cast) Mollys father, played by Keith Carradine in the first season, who teased to a harrowing case he experienced while working as a state police officer. In the new season, Solverson is a 33-year-old Vietnam War veteran.
He thought he left the war behind, but he came back and here it is, its domestic, showrunner Noah Hawley told EW in July. We will meet Mollys mother, who was not a character in season 1 and well learn what happened to her. There were a lot of clues left in the first season and well do our best to hit those.
Other major open roles include Solversons wife, Betsy, their four-year-old daughter, Molly, and fellow officer, Ben Schmidt.