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FX Renews 'Fargo' For Third Season

Midway through "Fargo's" riveting second season, FX has renewed the acclaimed crime anthology series for a third.

Loosely based on Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 crime thriller of the same name, "Fargo" earned 18 Emmy Award nominations for its first season, and won three, including Outstanding Miniseries.

Creator Noah Hawley, who's developing a "Legion" TV series for FX based on the Marvel character, will return to write and produce.

“Year two of Fargo is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley’s masterful storytelling, we can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us,” Eric Schrier, FX Networks and FX Productions president of programming, said in a statement.

Season 1 centered upon a force-of-nature hit man played by Billy Bob Thornton who becomes linked to a put-upon insurance salesman portrayed by Martin Freeman. The second season is set in 1979, where the accidental hit-and-run killing of the son of a Fargo crime family pushes a smalltown butcher and his hairdresser wife, a Minnesota state trooper and a small-town sheriff into the middle of a mob war.

Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart and Ted Danson star.

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