Battlestar Galactica veteran Michael Hogan has joined the sprawling cast for the second season of Fargo.
According to TheWrap, the actor will play the tough-as-nails crime kingpin Otto Gerhardt, who recently suffered a stroke that left him wheelchair-bound without the ability to speak or feed himself. His every need is taken care of by servants.
The second season of FX’s acclaimed crime anthology is set in 1979, and centers on the mysterious Sioux Falls incident mentioned in in Season 1 by Lou Solverson, the former Minnesota state patrolman played by Keith Carradine.
Patrick Wilson will portray Solverson as a clean-cut young officer just four years returned from Vietnam. He’s joined by the likes of Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Jeffrey Donovan and Angus Sampson.
Smart, who was among the raft of actors announced earlier this month, plays Otto Gerhardt’s wife , who takes the reins of the family business after his stroke.
Hogan has remained busy since Battlestar Galactica ended in 2009, with numerous guest roles on such television series as Smallville, Supernatural and Falling Skies, and an extended stint on Teen Wolf. He also appeared in the 2011 film Red Riding Hood.
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