‘Fargo’ Creator Confirms Season 3 Pushed to 2017
The second season of FX powerhouse Fargo ended about as spectacularly as we’d hoped, closing a ribbon on the 1979 thriller with few overall deaths, but plenty of surprises all the same. That said, Season 2’s timing called into question if Season 3 could reasonably premiere within the span of 2016, while creator Noah Hawley confirms we’re more likely looking at a 2017 return to Fargo.
Hawley spoke to reporters in a recent post-finale conference call, unwilling to delve into too many specifics of the show’s sure-to-be-Emmy-winning third season, apart from the likelihood of a spring 2017 premiere. The first run aired from April to June of 2014, while Season 2 premiered in October of 2015, belying a likely later production date for Season 3.
You won’t see it in 2016. It’s a winter show, and we don’t have the time to film this winter.
Clarifying that production would likely start back up in November, Hawley also confirmed a 2010 setting, close enough to have breached a “selfie-oriented culture,” though it might not necessarily guarantee the return of many Season 1 characters as we’d hoped. “The danger of bringing [past characters] back is the artifice is too clear,” said Hawley, noting that it would strain credulity to have Molly and co. undergo so many murderous misadventures. (Via EW)