Full ‘Fargo’ Season 2 Trailer Brings Sex, Violence and Chocolate Glaze
FX’s Fargo got a jump on Season 2 over the Comic-Con weekend with a few fresh teasers, and by golly, that snowfall isn’t about to let up. Our first full trailer to the sequel-prequel season of FX’s breakout hit has arrived, and the Sioux Falls ‘70s look to be even more dryly violent than the first time around.
The new trailer for the September premiere offers ample looks at the show’s cast in action, including Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Frasier star Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, Bokeem Woodbine and Angus Sampson. Also cast, though not seen in the “Right From Wrong” teaser are Parks and Rec favorite Nick Offerman, How I Met Your Mother alum Cristin Milioti, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, and even Ash Vs. Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan.
So reads FX’s initial synopsis for Fargo Season 2:
The all new “true crime” case of Fargo’s new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer “Lou Solverson” (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (Danson). The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes “Karl Weathers” (Nick Offerman), the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett will play “Joe Bulo,” the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe’s bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is “Mike Milligan” (Bokeem Woodbine). Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling – but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch “Floyd Gerhardt” (Smart). With her husband at death’s door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, “Dodd Gerhardt” (Jeffrey Donovan). An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can’t wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. “Bear Gerhardt” (Angus Sampson) is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. “Rye Gerhardt” (Kieran Culkin), the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he’s just a small dog who barks big.
Elsewhere, we know of the 1979-set Fargo Season 2 that creator Noah Hawley claims the Coen brothers’ influences of the new season can be found in the original Fargo, as well as Miller’s Crossing and The Man Who Wasn’t There. The more comedic tone of the new season is also expected to explore early issues of feminism.
Fargo Season 2 will debut on FX in September, but does the first trailer ring so soundly as its predecessor?