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Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons to star in season 2 of Fargo

12.10.2014

FARGO surprised everyone by turning out to be one of the best series on television this year. Who would have thought a film based on a beloved Coen Brothers movie that did not have their direct involvement would be so damn good? With a great cast that included Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thorton, Colin Hanks, Oliver Platt, and the excellent Allison Tolman, FARGO went quickly from an event series to getting a second season.

With the knowledge that the show would run each season almost like an anthology with a new set of characters and stories but with some connections between seasons. In this case, season 2 will be set in 1979 and follow Lou Solverson after he returns from the Vietnam War. Solverson was played by Keith Carradine in the first season and was the father of Officer Molly Solverson (Tolman). The season will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota.

According to Entertainment Weekly, we now know that two of the stars this season will be played by Kirsten Dunst and BREAKING BAD's Jesse Plemons.

Dunst will play Peggy Blomquist, “a small town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with traditional societal expectations. She shares her home with her husband Ed (Plemons), a butcher’s assistant, who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery, even if he doesn’t quite understand it.”

Having at least one big name star on the series seems to be a pattern for FARGO with Billy Bob Thornton stealing the show while Martin Freeman got to become even more recognizable to American audiences with a great role. Dunst and Plemons are both solid actors and this could be a great playground for them, especially is showrunner Noah Hawley delivers another great run of stories.

FARGO's second season will air on FX in 2015.

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