FX had their big Winter TCA panel today, and when you consider how “Fargo” may be their most critically-acclaimed series at the moment, can you really be that shocked that it became a primary subject of conversation? You really shouldn’t be.
Network chief John Landgraf was very open at addressing some of the themes of the next season of the story, which is going to be “big, sprawling,” and set in the late 1970s at a time in which change was rampant. Feminism is one of the larger themes of the story, and in a way, so will Ronald Reagan. The early stages of his campaign will be a part of the picture in some shape or form.
As for style, don’t expect the series to shift much from what it already does so well. There will be some heavy drama and some dark moments, but there will also be a good bit of humor. This is a case of a series knowing what it does well, and then sticking with it. We’re even still seeing the Lou character, though this time he is played by Patrick Wilson, and it is in the past.
FX has already confirmed that the cast this season will contain the likes of Kirsten Dunst, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Donovan, and many other big actors from TV and film. This is clearly the show that everyone wants to be a part of at the moment, and for good reason. Why wouldn’t you want to be a big fixture in a critically-acclaimed series?
There is no premiere date just yet, but it will certainly be back on TV later this year. Stay tuned for more.
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