For this particular media commentator’s money, Fargo was easily the best of the new dramas to hit TV screens last year – even the superior of True Detective.
The faithful extension of the universe established in the much beloved Coen Brothers film was a superb mix of tense, brutal violence with quiet, reserved humility and bone dry humour.
The show’s highly anticipated second season is fast approaching and – like season one – will function as a standalone, self-contained story. Taking inspiration from one of the more memorable scenes in season one, season two finds us shooting back in time to the late-1970s, and an incident in Sioux City that was so utterly violent and reprehensible that it forced Lou Solverson to give up the police force for good.
An extended teaser has finally dropped, giving us a glimpse at what’s to come, and it is gloomy as heck.
The second season has a stacked cast that includes Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson, Bruce Campbell (as Ronald Reagan), Nick Offerman, Kieren Culkin, Angus Sampson and a whole heap more.
The show will swing back onto the airwaves through FX this coming September.