‘Fargo’ Season 2 Teasers Take Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson and Kirsten Dunst to Snowy Minnesota
Say it with me now: Minn-eh-soooo-tah. New Fargo Season 2 teasers have arrived, don’tcha know? Okay, enough with the regional dialect jokes. The latest teasers for Fargo actually feature the actors from the upcoming second season of FX’s series, which is loosely based on the Coen brothers’ film of the same name. Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson and Kirsten Dunst head to the snowy northern state in two new spots to get you all excited for the fall premiere.
The first teaser, above, features Danson’s Sheriff Hank Larsson with Wilson’s Lou Solverson (the younger version of the character portrayed by Keith Carradine in Season 1) sharing a nearly wordless coffee break in their patrol cars. The second teaser, below, introduces Dunst’s character, Peggy Blomquist, a local beautician who appears to be washing her hands of a red substance that looks like blood — but is revealed to be red hair dye. Clever, clever:
So far we know of Fargo Season 2 that it’s set in 1979 and is inspired by not only its cinematic predecessor, but the Coen brothers’ films Miller’s Crossing and The Man Who Wasn’t There. Series creator Noah Hawley has promised a more comedic tone in Season 2, which will explore issues like feminism and feature former president Ronald Reagan (played by Bruce Campbell).
Here’s the lengthy first synopsis:
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.
Fargo Season 2 also co-stars Jesse Plemons, Parks and Rec favorite Nick Offerman, Ted Danson, How I Met Your Mother alum Cristin Milioti, Frasier star Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, and Angus Sampson.
The series will debut its second season on FX in September.