FX ‘Fargo’ Season 2 Eyes ‘Burn Notice’ Star Jeffrey Donovan and Nick Offerman
It’s been a good long while since we’ve heard anything from FX’s ‘Fargo,’ last confirmed to prequelize itself in exploring the Sioux Falls case of a younger Lou Solverson, but we may yet have some friendly faces on the case. ‘Burn Notice’ star Jeffrey Donovan has reportedly been cast in a leading role, while ‘Parks and Recreation’ star Nick Offerman (and his mustache) has been approached as well.
The Wrap claims that Donovan has entered final negotiations for the role of “Dodd,” while Offerman has been approached for the part of “Carl,” but has yet to formally enter any official negotiations. Additionally, Rachel Keller has apparently been cast for the part of “Simone,” while Mike Bradecich and Allan Dobrescu are also in contention for ‘Fargo’ season 2 roles.
Elsewhere, we know the 1979-set ‘Fargo’ season 2 will introduce and detail the fate of Molly (Allison Tolman)’s mother, as the 33 year-old Lou (recast from Keith Carradine) returns from Vietnam to find a more domestic war waiting for him. The new season will also factor in the character of eventual Duluth police lieutenant Ben Schmidt, while 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.’
Moreover, portions of the new season will also take place in Laverne, Minnesota, in addition to the titular Fargo. The new season is expected to shoot from January to May 2015, airing (at the earliest) sometime in the fall.
Well, what do you think? Would you be happy with Michael Westen or Ron Swanson joining the party, as ‘Fargo’ season 2 takes us back to 1979 next fall? How would you like to see FX’s Emmy-nominated drama play out in season 2?