FX ‘Fargo’ Season 2 Pecks Out First September Teaser Trailer
It’s been a good long while since FX’s Fargo adaptation spoke anything of its second seasons, don’t ya know, and darn tootin’ we’ve waited, you betcha! Noah Hawley’s adapted breed of snowfallen ultra-violence is on full display in the first full teaser of Fargo Season 2, but who might be on the on the wrong end of a good pecking?
Despite its wealth of talent, Fargo season 2 keeps things relatively simple by its first teaser trailer, focusing on the iconic imagery of the snowy landscape, juxtaposing a woodpecker’s thrusts with some ambient gunshots. As with teasers of the the first year, there’s no telling if we’ll see any specific imagery of the brief spot in Season 2 itself, but we at least now know Fargo’s latest true-crime tale is guaranteed for September.
In the meantime, the new season features the talents of Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, 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.
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 the 1979-set Fargo Season 2 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. The more comedic tone of the new season is also expected to explore early issues of feminism, while featuring Bruce Campbell as the Gipper himself, none other than Ronald Reagan.
Fargo Season 2 will debut on FX in september, but does the above teaser promise anything different (or bloodier) from the acclaimed first run?