Fargo, the TV miniseries adaptation of the 1996 feature film that made its debut on FX this year, will get a sophomore season.

'Fargo' Gets Second Season

It was announced at the Television Critics Association Monday that Noah Hawley’s Fargo miniseries would have a second season, reported Deadline. Based off of Joel and Ethan Coen’s movie, which won a best writing Oscar, the TV show’s first season closely followed the plot that featured a pregnant police chief investigating a hapless man who works with career criminals to hide his own bungled crimes.

For Fargo’s second season, Hawley will be taking the story in a completely new direction. There will be an entirely new cast of characters to play out the new “true crime” story in a new time period, according to FX.

“We could not be more proud of Fargo,” said FX Networks CEO John Landgraf. “Noah’s audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations – the most for a single program in our history.”

Among Fargo’s Emmy nominations are for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Allison Tolman), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Colin Hanks) and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Colin Bucksey).

FX is also renewing Louie, which was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, for a 7-episode fifth season.

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