Fargo season 2's synopsis and first trailer have been officially unveiled by FX. The upcoming season of the dark comedy-crime drama series will tell a new story with a fresh new cast.
This time the show is headed back to the 1970's for some organised crime, with Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson as lead characters.
As previously reported, Bruce Campbell is playing Ronald Reagan on Fargo season 2. Entertainment Weekly gave fans the first look of Campbell as the presidential hopeful, with the "campaign buttons" floating around Comic Con.
According to reports, the story centres around the mysterious Sioux Falls incident mentioned by Lou Solverson, the former Minnesota state patrolman played by Keith Carradine, in season 1's A Fox, A Rabbit, And A Cabbage episode. During this time, Lou Solverson and Molly's (Allison Tolman) father was still a state trooper.
Producer Warren Littlefield previously dished on season 2 and said "corporatisation" of America is the main theme this season.
"The second season is really is about the corporatisation of America. It's the difference between a mom and pop family business and a Walmart," Littlefield told The Hollywood Reporter.
The producer added, "It's the Kansas City Mob basically looking to do a hostile takeover of the Gerhard crime family. In the middle, we have a couple, Ed and Peggy Blomquist, and they get caught in the middle of a war between these two crime factions."
Fargo will critique corporate America with a "true crime" storyline over 10 new episodes, Littlefield stated.
The official extended synopsis for Fargo season 2 released by FX reads as follows:
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
The first trailer for Fargo season 2 shows Patrick Wilson's state police officer Lou Solverson (whose older self was played by Keith Carradine in season 1) lamenting the moral breakdown of society amid a backdrop of shootings and violence.
The trailer also follows Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons as Peggy and Ed Blomquist, who look set to get themselves into just as much trouble as Martin Freeman's Lester Nygaard did last season.
Season 2 of the FX Anthology series will have 10 episodes and will premiere this September.
Fargo' Season 2 Trailer