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‘Fargo’ Season 2 Will Be Set in 1979

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The newly announced second season of FX’s Fargo will take viewers back in time, to 1979, with a storyline focusing on a younger Lou Solverson, the state police officer turned diner owner played by Keith Carradine.

“If you were paying attention to Season 1, we made a lot of reference to Sioux Falls,” executive producer Noah Hawley said Monday during the Television Critics Association fall preview. “That was not an accident. It will take place in 1979 and take place around … Luverne, Minnesota and Fargo and Sioux Falls.”

According to TV Guide, in addition to a 33-year-old Lou, the second season will also introduce his wife Betsy and her father, who’s sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. And at least one other character from Season 1 will be seen again: Lt. Ben Schmidt (Peter Breitmayer), Gus Grimley’s commanding officer, was also in Sioux Falls at that time.

Fargo was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Lead Actor for Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Colin Hanks, Outstanding Supporting Actress for Allison Tolman, and Outstanding Writing for Hawley.

The second season isn’t expected to air until at least fall 2015.