There have been a lot of questions regarding the second season of FX's beloved, Golden Globe-winning "Fargo," which capped off whirlwind first season in pretty definitive fashion. Initially series creator Noah Hawley (working from the equally revered Coen Brothers movie of the same name) said that the second season would go into the past, to a story recounted in the first season by Lou Solverson (Keith Carradine, to be played by Patrick Wilson in this new season), about some criminal activity he investigated following his return from Vietnam. After the TCA winter press tour, FX CEO John Langraf shared some additional details with Entertainment Weekly.
"It covers something that was referenced in the first installment by Lou Solverson, Molly Solverson's [Allison Tolman] father," Langraf told EW. "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." Later, he confided to EW that "Reagan will be interacting with our characters," although the role has yet to be cast.
The rest of the cast has been rounded out, though, with, according to the site: " Ted Danson as Hank Larsson, Lou's unflappable father-in-law; Nick Offerman as Karl Weathers, a local lawyer; Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt, the matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family; Jeffrey Donovan as her eldest son, Dodd Gerhardt; Angus Sampson as her inarticulate middle son, Bear Gerhardt; Kieran Culkin as her youngest son, Rye Gerhardt; and Kirsten Dunst as small town beautician Peggy Blomquist, and her husband Ed (Jesse Plemons), who attempts to be supportive of his wife's self-discovery, even if he doesn't quite understand it."
The 10-episode miniseries starts production today, with episodes beginning to air this fall on FX. We cannot wait.