Is Fargo coming back for a second season? Oh, you betcha!
FX announced Monday morning at the summer TCA press tour that they have ordered a second season of Noah Hawley's highly addictive mini-series. “We could not be more proud of Fargo,” said FX CEO John Landgraf in a statement. “[Season 1] was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment.”
The second season, which is set to premiere in Fall of 2015, will feature an all-new 10-episode chapter with an entirely different set of characters and actors. In addition, Fargo's sophomore season will center on a new time period and a new true crime story.
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The series' 10-episode first season boasted a phenomenal cast including Billy Bob Thornton, Collin Hanks and newcomer Allison Tolman. However, if you were hoping to see these stars come back as a brand new set of characters—a la American Horror Story—think again.
"It's a new cast of actors which is kind of heartbreaking from my standpoint given how much I love the actors," Landgraf admitted to a room full of reporters in Beverly Hills. "But unlike [American Horror Story]… Fargo demands a different level of realism. No matter how unhinged and funny it is at times, it is intended to be pretty real, so I don’t think we felt like we could re-introduce those actors as new characters, We really had to start over with that situation."
Fargo, which earned an impressive 18 Emmy nominations, was inspired by the Coen Brothers’ 1996 film of the same name, and followed the fallout caused by murders in the Minnesota city of Bemidji.