‘Fargo’ season 2 spoilers: A different cast, but a reasonably-familiar story

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While we are going to see a very different group of actors on the upcoming second season of “Fargo,” we at least have some confirmation now that the story will be in many ways similar to the first season.

While at the TCA Summer Press Tour this week, show boss Noah Hawley confirmed that the setting for the new season will be 1979, and the main character could end up being Lou Solverson, the father of Molly played by Keith Carradine in the first season. The character here would only be 33, coming back home from Vietnam and hoped that he would not see anything as horrific as what was overseas. Unfortunately, he realizes soon after that there are just as many terrible things we are set to see at home.

While we wouldn’t necessarily rule out seeing Carradine or even Allison Tolman if the show does ever flash-forward to a sequence or two in the present, they are not meant to be main characters on the new show. Hawley said that it would be “gimmicky” to try to put his breakout actress in a different role in the prequel; we are potentially set to meet Molly’s mother during this season, and hopefully find out a little more information about where she comes from in that way.

This show is going to start filming in the new year, which suggests to us that a premiere date for the show could ultimately be a ways off. As we’ve said, though, we’re more than fine with that. Anyone to ensure that the show is still great is something that we sign off on.

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