Kirsten Dunst and Jesse PlemonsKirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons have booked their tickets to "Fargo."

Entertainment Weekly reports that the two actors have signed on to star in season 2 of the Emmy-winning FX anthology series. The first season of the show, adapted from the Coen brothers movie, won the Best Miniseries trophy, and performances by Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, and Allison Tolman garnered gushing accolades from critics.

As an anthology series, like FX sibling "American Horror Story" and HBO's "True Detective," will take place in a new setting with new characters. Unlike the aforementioned shows, however, "Fargo" will maintain loose ties between seasons.

Dunst will play small-town beautician Peggy Blomquist, who dreams of the big city while struggling with traditional societal expectations. Plemons ("Breaking Bad," "Friday Night Lights") is her husband, a butcher's assistant who wants to support his wife, even if he doesn't quite understand her.

Season 2 will be a prequel, of sorts, taking place in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. Still uncast is a young Lou Solverson, who was played by Keith Carradine in season 1. Solverson was the father of Tolman's character, and he often made reference to a defining case he worked on as a young officer after the Vietnam War.

"He thought he left the war behind, but he came back and here it is, it's domestic," showrunner Noah Hawley told EW. "We will meet Molly's mother, who was not a character in season 1 ... and we'll learn what happened to her. There were a lot of clues left in the first season and we'll do our best to hit those."

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