How I Met Your Mother alumna Cristin Milioti is set for a role opposite Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson in the second installment of the Fargo miniseries franchise based on the cult Coen brothers movie. The 10-episode new chapter is set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, SD and Luverne, MN, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, will tackle an all new true crime case. Milioti will recur as Betsy, Lous (Wilson) wife and the daughter of Rock County Sheriff Hank Larsson (Danson). A woman of the plains pretty but firm she can both jump start a car and make a casserole, clean a gun as well as the gutters.
Good to see he'll be doing some directing, as well.Fargos impressive season 2 ensemble cast has just added another notable name: EW has exclusively learned that actor-director Adam Arkin has signed on to play a mob boss in the series.
Arkins character is Hamish Broker. Hes officially described as a mid-level manager in the Kansas City crime syndicate (but is likely the highest-ranking member of the crime organization that well actually see).
Arkin has also committed to directing the next installments penultimate episode and its season finale, i.e. episodes 9 and 10.
Originally, Arkin was only supposed to serve as a director on the Emmy-winning series. But after preparing his episodes with Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley, the writer-producer asked Arkin to play Broker as well. Recently, Arkin directed the series finale of another FX show, Justified, and has previously had acting and directing duties on FXs Sons of Anarchy.
Really dislike the guy playing the cop, he is in those insidious movies and they are complete garbage.