To be fair, the new trailer for FX’s second season of “Fargo” doesn’t really offer much in the way of plot details, but it does, thankfully, confirm that we’ll hear more of that unmistakable accent.
Premiering this fall, the story centers on the mysterious Sioux Falls incident mentioned in the Season 1 by Lou Solverson, the former Minnesota state patrolman played by Keith Carradine.
Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson and Jean Smart headline an ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Hogan, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Angus Sampson and Bruce Campbell.
IF that’s somehow not enough to guarantee your interest in the return to the icy world of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, perhaps the new, detailed synopsis will.
The all new “true crime” case of Fargo’s new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer “Lou Solverson” (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (Danson). The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes “Karl Weathers” (Nick Offerman), the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist.
Three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett will play “Joe Bulo,” the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe’s bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is “Mike Milligan” (Bokeem Woodbine). Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling – but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch “Floyd Gerhardt” (Smart).
With her husband at death’s door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, “Dodd Gerhardt” (Jeffrey Donovan). An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can’t wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. “Bear Gerhardt” (Angus Sampson) is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. “Rye Gerhardt” (Kieran Culkin), the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he’s just a small dog who barks big.
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