Fargo’s second season will feature film star Kirsten Dunst and TV actor Jesse Plemons, best known for parts in Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad.

‘Fargo’ Season 2 Casting

FX announced Dunst and Plemons’ casting Wednesday, when the network also revealed that Fargo‘s second season won’t be airing until fall 2015, reported Entertainment Weekly. Like the first season, which starred Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo‘s sophomore effort will consist of 10 episodes.

In Fargo, Dunst will play a woman by the name of Peggy Blomquis. She’s “a small town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with traditional societal expectations,” according to FX’s press release. “She shares her home with her husband Ed.”

Plemons will be playing Peggy’s husband Ed Blomquis, who is a “butcher’s assistant, who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery, even if he doesn’t quite understand it.”


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Season 2 of Fargo will essentially be a prequel to the show’s debut, taking place in South Dakota and Minnesota in 1979. It’ll mostly revolve around a case mentioned by retired detective Lou Solverson, played by Keith Carradine in season 1. Young Lou will be seen working the case in season two upon returning from Vietnam. An actor has yet to be cast in the pivotal part.

“He thought he left the war behind, but he came back and here it is, it’s domestic,” showrunner Noah Hawley told EW in July. “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.”

The Fargo miniseries was based on the 1996 Oscar-winning movie by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards last year and won for best miniseries.


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