The second installment of the FX miniseries has finally released a trailer.
Fargo, which is based on the Coen Brothers film of the same name, is an anthology series. While season one followed the source material, season two will explore a new true crime story with the same small snowy town setting. Season two is also going back in time and will be set in the 1970s in North Dakota and Minnesota, according to Screen Crush.
The trailer, which can be watched below, gives the first look at the cast and the violent storyline. Patrick Wilson, who plays state police officer Lou Solverson talks about the moral decline of society as the trailer shows shootings, beatings, and more. Solverson’s character was in season one of Fargo but was played by Keith Carradine.
Also featured in the trailer is Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons as Peggy and Ed Blomquist. Ted Danson and Jean Smart are also set to star in the series. Stars set to recur in the series include Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Keir O’Donnell, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Hogan, Cristin Milioti and Adam Arkin.
The season will follow the investigation of a local mob, a crime syndicate, and Solverson’s job as protection for presidential candidate Ronald Reagan for his campaign stop in Fargo. The trailer promises some of the dark comedic undertones that season one and the movie were famous for when after beating a man up the men responsible bought donuts.
Joel and Ethan Coen, showrunner Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron serve as executive producers for season two. Season two is set to premiere on FX in September. FX’s full, official description for season two can be read below.
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.