Variety was quick to report that Noah Hawley and Warren Littlefield didn't hold anything back when the news that FX's Fargo was renewed for a 2nd Season, and it sounds like fans of the show are in for some BIG changes:
If you were paying attention in season one, you know we made a lot of references to Sioux Falls and that was deliberate; that wasn’t an accident,” he said. “So, what this next 10-hour movie is going to be is the story of Sioux Falls. The movie will take place in 1979 … with the story set mostly in Luverne, Minnesota, in Fargo and, of course, in Sioux Falls as well.”
Season 2's storyline has also been revealed - the 10 episode series will follow a young Lou Solverson (played by Keith Carradine in season one), who has just returned from Vietnam. Season 2 will also introduce Solverson’s wife, and her father. Bemidji police officer Molly Solverson (and Carradine’s daughter) — will not be returning in Season 2 - which obviously makes sense...
“I spoke to Allison Tolman this morning and told her that unless she could channel her four-year-old self, we weren’t going to be able to have her in season two, which is a crime and a tragedy and you should all be very angry at us for doing that,” he said. “I would like nothing more than to see the continuing adventures of Molly and [Colin Hanks'] Gus, but it felt like it would just be disingenuous in the service of truthiness to give them another Coen brothers case.”
Warren Littlefield also warned that audiences shouldn't expect that same faces to appear in Season 2, but should be on the lookout for some new talent and even some heavy hitters...
“I think a lot of people are going to want to play in the ‘Fargo’ sandbox in season two and we’ll look at the best possible talent that can play the characters that Noah comes up with. They might be household names, but we’re in a world where anyone, any level — Academy Award winners — are opting in for television and we only ask for a 10-hour commitment.”
Noah Hawley took it a step further and even encouraged a bit of internet rumor milling:
“if the three [Coen] movies that influenced season one were ‘Fargo,’ ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘A Serious Man,’ then this year we are in ‘Fargo,’ ‘Miller’s Crossing’ and ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There.’ Let the Internet speculation begin.”
Season two of “Fargo” begins filming in January 2015 in Calgary, Canada. No firm airdate is set, but FX is aiming for a Season 2 premiere in late 2015.
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(Quote Source: Variety)