FX Boss Talks ‘The Americans’ Season 3 Renewal, ‘Fargo’ Future
Now that ‘Justified‘ season 5 has fallen by the wayside, FX is looking to the future for its spring and summer offerings. ‘The Americans‘ season 2 continues to capture critical raves in spite of modest ratings, while the ‘Fargo‘ TV series builds a hefty amount of buzz for its April 15 debut, so what does FX president John Landgraf have to say about the future of either series?
Speaking from the FX upfront presentation in New York today, Landgraf all-but-assured that ‘The Americans’ stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell would wig up for a third season in 2015, saying “We look forward to it being on our schedule for quite some time,” and that he was “confident in the (show’s) long-term prospect.” Formal announcements might arrive any day now, as the season crosses the midway point with tonight’s “ARPANET.”
And while Landgraf also previewed that the lengthy hiatus between Louis C.K.‘s ‘Louie‘ seasons 3 and 4 has made the newest run of episodes “amazing,” less certain is the fate of Noah Hawley’s ‘Fargo’ adaptation, which stars the likes of Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Alison Tollman and more in its first season. Landgraf described the first season as “so good, I can’t close the door” on a potential second season, though “If it comes back, it will once again be located in North Dakota or Minnesota but telling a different story with different characters.” That said, “the bar is high, it has to be an extraordinarily good story.”
Plenty more is expected from FX’s upfront presentation in the days to come, so in the meantime, tell us which of the network’s offerings you’re most excited to see return to the network, after the latest previews of ‘Fargo’ below!