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by Monkey Man » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:43 am

More people cast for Season 2 -

Fargo is filling out its second season cast with a bevy of well-known and award-winning talent: Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson and Jean Smart are joining the crime anthology in series regular roles, and several other actors are joining as recurring characters.

Wilson (Insidious) will star in the new season Lou Solverson, a clean cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. He’s described as “a humble and competent man, Lou is a devoted husband to his wife Betsy (yet to be cast), and father to four-year-old Molly (yet to be cast). This is the same character played by Keith Carradine in the first season.

Danson (CSI) will play Hank Larsson, the Sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. He’s “an unflappable WWII vet who embodies a certain cowboy poetry, Hank is Lou’s father-in-law.”

Jean Smart (Frasier) will play Floyd Gerhardt, the matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family. “She’s stood by her husband’s side for 40 years, but now that he’s out of the picture she thinks it’s her turn to run things.”

In addition, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Jeffrey Donovan and Angus Sampson have been cast in recurring guest-star roles. And if that weren’t enough, there’s also a previously announced married couple who have key roles played by Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons.

The 10-episode second season goes back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. Here’s a new extended description of the season from FX:

"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."

http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/08/fargo-cast/

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PostRe: Actual Fargo thread.
by smurphy » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:32 pm

Patrick Wilson, sweet.

Obviously Lou's wife will get killed during whatever goes on. I'm sure it'll be suitably tragic.

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by Monkey Man » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:54 am

New cast member -

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Cristin Milioti Joins FX ‘Fargo’ Miniseries

How I Met Your Mother alumna Cristin Milioti is set for a role opposite Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson in the second installment of the Fargo miniseries franchise based on the cult Coen brothers movie. The 10-episode new chapter is set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, SD and Luverne, MN, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, will tackle an all new “true crime” case. Milioti will recur as Betsy, Lou’s (Wilson) wife and the daughter of Rock County Sheriff Hank Larsson (Danson). A woman of the plains — pretty but firm — she can both jump start a car and make a casserole, clean a gun as well as the gutters.

http://deadline.com/2015/03/cristin-mil ... 201391795/

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by Monkey Man » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:06 pm

Season 2 starts in October -


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by chalkitdown » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:09 pm

Looking good. DAT strawberry floating cast.

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by Photek » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:14 pm

Missus grew up in Luverne!

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:16 pm

Did Channel 4 broadcast first series around about as it went out in US, or was it weeks/months later?

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by satriales » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:07 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:Did Channel 4 broadcast first series around about as it went out in US, or was it weeks/months later?


It was fairly close, maybe a week behind if I remember correct?

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:46 pm

satriales wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:Did Channel 4 broadcast first series around about as it went out in US, or was it weeks/months later?


It was fairly close, maybe a week behind if I remember correct?


Cool. Will stick to UK pace if that's the case, then.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Monkey Man » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:03 am

Critics saw the opening episode yesterday -

Saw, and enjoyed, the “Fargo” s2 premiere today. A very promising start.


An absolutely trippy, bloody and funny first episode of #Fargo S2. Just got back from the screening. Can’t wait to rewatch. Plus more eps.


Loved the #Fargo S2 premiere. Took me awhile to recognize Jean Smart, but finally figured it out. #TCA15


Guys. I just watched the S2 premiere of #Fargo and it is soooo good. Like, why are we even talking about #TrueDetective anymore? #tca15


Very happy/relieved to report that #Fargo S2 is off to a rousing start in its first episode, which I saw today.


Screening #Fargo’s superb S2 premiere for critics in the midst of True Detective’s implosion was a brilliant move by FX.

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by Monkey Man » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:20 am

Back tonight in the US & next Monday on Ch4.

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by Hyperion » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:32 am

:datass:

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by Moggy » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:47 am

Hyperion wrote: :datass:

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by Monkey Man » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:42 pm

Great return with a quality cast. A lot going on without feeling too stuffed. Lovely diner scene, the UFO bit was weird.

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by Photek » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:31 pm

Not as good as first season opener but good none the less, Kirsten Dunst's Norks in that jumper! :datass:

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:57 pm

Monkey Man wrote:Back tonight in the US & next Monday on Ch4.

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| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by satriales » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:39 pm

I really enjoyed that first episode. Should be another great season!

Monkey Man wrote:Great return with a quality cast. A lot going on without feeling too stuffed. Lovely diner scene, the UFO bit was weird.


I think that the UFO was just the car headlights. The guy was also a bit dazed from just being stabbed.

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by Crimson » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:41 pm

Great couple of episodes so far. There are few other shows around that feel like such an extreme amount of thought and effort is put into every single frame.

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PostRe: Actual Fargo thread.
by Frank » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:37 pm

Just started watching the new season. Had no idea Cristin Milioti was in it! :wub:

Totally forgot it was a prequel, too.

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by satriales » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:13 am

First three episodes have been brilliant. Easily up to the same quality as the first season.


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