‘Fargo’ Season 2 will be set in 1979, executive producer says

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized by Heidi Shaffer

Source: FX Studios


“Fargo” is heading for the disco era.

The second season of FX’s Coen Brothers adaptation “Fargo,” which was renewed Monday, will take place in 1979, series executive producer Noah Hawley said at the Television Critics Association.

The second installment will also feature a young Lou Solverson (played by Keith Carradine in the first season), as a 33-year-old newly arrived home from the Vietnam war.

“That time period is really interesting in American history; post-Vietnam, post-Watergate, just before Ronald Reagan became president,” Hawley said, saying that the series could depict Lou Solverson coming home from the war and, instead of leaving the war behind as he thought, find it continuing on the domestic front.

Alas, the time-warp will mean that Allison Tolman — the breakout star who played savvy cop Molly Solverson on the first series — will not be returning.

“I spoke to Allison Tolman this morning and told her that unless she can channel her four-year-old self,” she wouldn’t be in the second season, Hawley said, calling the fact that she wouldn’t be back a “crime.”

To that end, Hawley said that he’s opting not to follow the model of bringing back cast members as different characters that Ryan Murphy established with FX’s “American Horror Story.”

“It gets hard to look past the actors,” Hawley said. “I like the idea that the character comes first and the actors are able to disappear into the role.”

Where the first season of “Fargo” drew from the Coen Brothers films “Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men” and “A Serious Man,” the sophomore run will be inspired by “Fargo,” “Miller’s Crossing” and “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” Hawley said.

“So let the internet speculation begin,” the producer joked.

“Fargo” Season 2 will be set in Fargo, Luverne, Minn., and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Production on the second season will begin in January, executive producer Warren Littlefield said.

While the cold will play a major part in the second season, as it did in the first, both Hawley and Littlefield suggested that the season could begin in winter and continue into warmer weather.

“Believe me, we would do ‘Fargo’ in Honolulu if we could get away with it, but we can’t,” Hawley said.

FX Renews ‘Fargo’ for Season 2

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized by Heidi Shaffer


Break out the parka; “Fargo” is coming back to FX.

The network has given a second season to its adaptation of the Coen Brothers film, which proved to be a critical and popular hit with its first season this year.

The second, 10-episode season will feature an all-new cast of characters along with a new “true crime” story.

The first season of “Fargo” featured a cast including Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman, and racked up 18 Emmy nominations this year.

“We could not be more proud of ‘Fargo,’ ” John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, said, hailing showrunner Noah Hawley. “Noah’s audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen Brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations — the most for a single program in our history. ‘Fargo’ was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment.”

‘Fargo’ receives 18 Emmy nods

July 11, 2014 in Uncategorized by Heidi Shaffer


Nominations by Series

19: Game of Thrones

18: Fargo

17: American Horror Story: Coven

16: Breaking Bad, The Normal Heart

14: Saturday Night Live

13: House of Cards

12: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Downton Abbey, Orange Is the New Black, Sherlock: His Last Vow, True Detective

10: Modern Family, The Voice

9: Veep

8: Mad Men, The Oscars

7: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, The Big Bang Theory, Boardwalk Empire, Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, 67th Annual Tony Awards

6: The Amazing Race, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Portlandia

5: The Good Wife, Louie, Masters of Sex, Project Runway, Silicon Valley

4: Black Sails, Bonnie & Clyde, Deadliest Catch, Homeland, Key & Peele, Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony, The Sound of Music Live!, The Square, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Treme, The White Queen

3 Nominations: American Masters, Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays, Episodes, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Kennedy Center Honors Killing Kennedy, Luther, Mob City, Nurse Jackie, Scandal, Shameless, Vice, The World Wars

2 Nominations AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks Alaska: The Last Frontier Anna Nicole Brooklyn Nine-Nine Disney Mickey Mouse Dog With A Blog Futurama Girls The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards The 56th Grammy Awards Hawaii Five-0 House of Lies How I Met Your Mother JFK Mike & Molly Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight The Newsroom Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles Shark Tank The Simpsons The Sixties: The Assassination Of President Kennedy The Spoils Of Babylon Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Starring Bruno Mars Survivor The Trip To Bountiful True Blood The Walking Dead Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley Years Of Living Dangerously

1 Nomination Adventure Time America‘s Got Talent The Americans The Amish: Shunned (American Experience) Antiques Roadshow Archer Barbra Streisand: Back To Brooklyn (Great Performances) Best Of Late Night WithJimmy Fallon Primetime Special Betty White‘s Off Their Rockers Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama The Blacklist Bob’s Burgers Brave Miss World Burton And Taylor Californication Childlike Imagination Childrens Hospital A Christmas Carol – The Concert Clear History Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Comedy Central’s @midnight Community Cosmos: A National Geographic Deeper Dive Dancing On The Edge Degrassi Derek Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives Disney Phineas And Ferb The Exes Family Guy Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond Flipping Out Flowers In The Attic Game Of Lions Game Of Thrones Premiere – Facebook Live And Instagram Glee Good Luck Charlie Grimm Herblock: The Black & The White Hero’s Welcome Hillsborough (30 For 30 Soccer Stories) Hollywood Game Night House Of Versace I Was There:Boston Marathon Bombings Inside Amy Schumer Inside The Actors Studio It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Jay Leno‘s Garage Justified Klondike Last Man Standing Life According To Sam Magic City Million Dollar Listing New York Misunderstood Mom Mythbusters Naked and Afraid Nick News With Linda Ellerbee – Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home Once Upon A Time One Last Hug: Three Days At Grief Camp One Life The Originals Park Bench With Steve Buscemi Parks And Rec In Europe Parks And Recreation Paycheck To Paycheck: The Life And Times Of Katrina Gilbert Penguins: Waddle All The Way Pioneers Of Television Possibilities Puppy Love Ray Donovan Real Time With Bill Maher Regular Show Return To Zero Revolution Robot Chicken Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise Running From Crazy Sam & Cat Six By Sondheim Sleepy Hollow Sofia The First: The Floating Palace Sons Of Anarchy The Soup: True Detective South Park The Taste Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project 30 For 30 Shorts Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience Too Cute! Top Chef 2 Broke Girls Undercover Boss Wahlburgers Who Do You Think You Are? Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan The Writers’ Room Wynton Marsalis – A Youngarts Masterclass