The new "chapter" of Fargo, which will consist of 10 episodes, will again be written by Noah Hawley and will focus on new characters, a new time period and a new "true crime" story. Unlike FX's other anthology series, American Horror Story, the second incarnation of Fargo will not welcome back any of the first season's actors. "Fargo demands a different level of realism," Landgraf said. "I don't think we felt we could reintroduce those actors as new characters."
When asked about casting for the new episodes, Landgraf said he didn't feel the same pressure to land big names primarily because of Hawley's work on Season 1. "I think it be nice to have a movie star in the second cycle of Fargo, but I don't really think it's necessary. I think we needed Billy Bob Thornton, but I don't think we need somebody next year," he said. "Frankly, I think we can do it with unknowns." Although he said that the scripts are "already well in progress," the new season will debut no earlier than Fall 2015.
Hawley...says he's just started to break stories for Season 2, but he has the setting -- and its ties to the first season -- down.
"If you were paying attention to Season 1, we made a lot of references to Sioux Falls," Hawley says. "That was deliberate. The next 10-hour movie is going to be the story of Sioux Falls. It takes place in 1979. The stories are set in Luverne, Minn., Fargo and Sioux Falls."
That means viewers will also see a younger version of Keith Carradine's character, Lou Solverson --
"You would meet Molly's [Allison Tolman] mother, who was not a character in Season 1, and may learn what happened to her," Hawley says. "There was one other person in that rodeo, Ben Schmidt [Peter Breitmayer], the lieutenant who was there."
A few details on the upcoming calendar, from Vanity Fair Italia (here & here):
- Photographer: Steven Meisel
- Edition: 51st
- Year: 2015
- Shot in: May 2014
- Location: New York City
- Theme: Fetishism
- Stylist: Carine Roitfeld
- Number of Models: 12
- Revealed models: Adriana Lima, Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Natalia Vodianova, Candice Huffine, Sasha Luss...
- Number of copies to be printed: 17,000
- Bonus: A peek at Sasha