We already knew (well, suspected) FX was going to order a second season of the Coen Brothers' Fargo. What we didn't know was what that second season would be like. Would they follow the lead of other popular "limited series" like True Detective and introduce an entirely new storyline and cast, or would they make like American Horror Story and keep the same actors but have them play different characters?
Well, now we know the answer. According to executive producer Noah Hawley, the second will take place in 1979. However, while there will be a completely new storyline and murder(s), Season 2 won't be completely unrelated to Season 1, because it will center around a 33-year-old Lou Solverson readjusting to life after Vietnam.
If you're a fan of the show, you know who that is. However, if you haven't checked it out yet, Lou Solverson (played by Keith Carradine in Season 1) is the diner-owning father of lead character Deputy Molly Solverson, the role for which Allison Tolman was nominated for an Emmy this year. And yes, the shift back in time means the beloved Tolman will not be back.
That will undoubtedly disappoint some viewers. However, the fact that the second season will be about Deputy Solverson's dad suggests it may provide some interesting back story for the characters of Season 1. And it also suggests that it is possible Tolman might return in a future season.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves. For now, just get ready to relive 1979.