Fargo (TV series)

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Fargo
Genre Crime drama
Dark comedy
Written by Noah Hawley
Starring Billy Bob Thornton
Martin Freeman
Colin Hanks
Bob Odenkirk
Kate Walsh
Composer(s) Jeff Russo
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Adam Bernstein
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Noah Hawley
Adam Littlefield
Geyer Kosinski
Producer(s) Michael Frislev
Chad Oakes
Kim Todd
Location(s) Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Cinematography Matthew J. Lloyd
Production company(s) Embassy Row
Distributor FX
Broadcast
Original channel 26 Keys Productions
Littlefield Company
Mike Zoss Productions
FX Productions
MGM Television
Original airing April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)
Other websites
Official website

Fargo is an upcoming American anthology dark comedy crime drama television series. It is set mostly in Bemidji, Minnesota. Other locations shown are Duluth, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota. It is based on the 1996 movie of the same name. It is scheduled to premiere on April 15, 2014.[1]

The show was announced in 2012 by FX.[2] The production for the series began in the fall of 2013 with filming taking place in and around Calgary, Alberta.[3] On July 21, 2014, FX renewed Fargo for a ten-episode second season, which will premiere in September 2015.[4]

Plot[change | change source]

Season 1[change | change source]

In January 2006, Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) passes through Bemidji, Minnesota and influences the community with his malice, violence and deception, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman). Meanwhile, Deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) and Duluth police officer Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) team up to solve a series of murders they believe may be linked to Malvo and Nygaard.

Season 2[change | change source]

The season takes place in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. It features state police officer Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson), who has just returned from Vietnam, investigating a crime involving a local gang, Mob syndicate and being assign to protect then-Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan during his campaign stop in Fargo.[5]

Cast[change | change source]

Season 1[change | change source]

Main cast[change | change source]

Recurring cast[change | change source]

Season 2[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "FX's 'Fargo' gets premiere date". Entertainment Weekly. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/14/fx-fargo-premiere-date/. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  2. "FX Teams With Joel & Ethan Coen And Noah Hawley For Series Adaptation Of ‘Fargo’". Deadline. http://www.deadline.com/2012/09/fx-teams-with-joel-ethan-coen-and-noah-hawley-for-series-adaptation-of-fargo/. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  3. "Calgary-filmed Fargo coming to TV in April". Calgary Herald. http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Calgary+filmed+Fargo+coming+April/9391726/story.html. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  4. Fitzpatrick, Kevin (June 18, 2015). "FX ‘Fargo’ Season 2 Pecks Out First September Teaser Trailer". ScreenCrush (Townsquare Media). http://screencrush.com/fx-fargo-season-2-teaser-trailer/. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  5. "COMIC-CON: HERE'S BRUCE CAMPBELL AS RONALD REAGAN IN FX'S FARGO". IGN.com. http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/09/comic-con-heres-bruce-campbell-as-ronald-reagan-in-fxs-fargo. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 FX (January 8, 2014). "Patrick Wilson Ted Danson & Jean Smart to Star in Season 2 of 'Fargo'". Press release. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/01/08/patrick-wilson-ted-danson-jean-smart-to-star-in-season-2-of-fargo/347983/. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Hibberd, James (December 10, 2014). "'Fargo' season 2 to star Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons". Entertainment Weekly. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/12/10/kirsten-dunst-fargo/. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Kenneally, Tim; Sneider, Jeff (December 3, 2014). "Jeffrey Donovan Joining ‘Fargo’ for Season 2; Nick Offerman Sought for Role (Exclusive)". The Wrap. http://www.thewrap.com/jeffrey-donovan-joining-fargo-for-season-2-nick-offerman-sought-for-role-exclusive/. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  9. Kroll, Justin (January 16, 2015). "Keir O’Donnell Joins ‘Fargo’ Season 2". Variety. http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/keir-odonnell-joins-fargo-season-2-1201407275/. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  10. Ausiello, Michael (March 24, 2015). "Fargo Elects Bruce Campbell to Play Ronald Reagan in Season 2". TVLine. http://tvline.com/2015/03/24/bruce-campbell-ronald-reagan-fargo-season-2-cast/. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  11. Kenneally, Tim; Sneider, Jeff (January 28, 2015). "‘Fargo’ Casts ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Alum Michael Hogan for Year 2 (Exclusive)". The Wrap. http://www.thewrap.com/fargo-casts-battlestar-galactica-alum-michael-hogan-for-season-2-exclusive/. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  12. Andreeva, Nellie (March 12, 2015). "Cristin Milioti Joins FX ‘Fargo’ Miniseries". Deadline.com. http://deadline.com/2015/03/cristin-milioti-cast-fargo-fx-1201391795/. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  13. Hibberd, James (April 22, 2015). "Fargo casts Adam Arkin as season 2 mob boss". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/22/fargo-casts-adam-arkin-season-2-mob-boss. Retrieved April 24, 2015.

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