Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons Will Join The Second Season Of ‘Fargo’

Without question one of the year’s greatest pieces of television – and if you haven’t seen it yet, holy crap drop everything you’re doing and fix that immediately because it’s pants-shittingly GENIUS viewing – Fargo‘s single season, self-contained nature didn’t exactly lend itself to renewal; feeling more like a ten-part mini-series than an ongoing drama. But a second season is, quite gleefully, being put together, with an entirely new story and a whole new cast stepping in for a new stint in the wheel, much in the same way that True Detective is being structured. One season, one story.

So while the show won’t be hitting screens again until the American fall, just under an entire year away (internal crying intensifies) at the very least we’re not following the agonisingly drip-fed stream of information that True Dick is employing; rather we’re learning a fair bit in some pretty solid chunks. The latest? Both Kirsten Dunst and everyone’s favourite Breaking Bad mental lightweight Jesse Plemons will be joining the cast.
A press release confirms their involvement and their roles thusly.

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.

Dunst as a bored small town Stepford Wife gradually finding herself during the tail-end of a period of great societal liberation? Hell. Freaking. Yes.
The pair joins a cast that’s already confirmed to include Jeffrey Donovan (who you might remember from Aziz Ansari‘s cousin’s favourite show Burn Notice) along with a heavily rumoured role being reserved for Nick Offerman (*squee!*).
As far as plot goes, we’re all going on a journey through time and space.

Fargo’s new chapter, which will unfold over the course of 10 episodes, will travel back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer “Lou Solverson” (yet to be cast), recently back from Vietnam, will tackle an all new “true crime” case. Solverson’s wife, “Betsy,” (yet to be cast) their four-year-old daughter, “Molly,” (yet to be cast) and fellow officer, “Ben Schmidt,” (yet to be cast) will also be featured in the new instalment.

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via Uproxx.