FX announced Wednesday that Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons ("Friday Night Lights," "Breaking Bad") will star in Season 2 of "Fargo" as Peggy and Ed Blomquist, respectively. Peggy is described as "a small town beautician with big city dreams" trying to figure herself out in the midst of "traditional societal expectations." Her husband, Ed, is a butcher's assistant who tries to support Peggy's journey of self-discovery, even if he doesn't understand it.
Season 2 will be set in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota, in 1979, and will follow the story of the young Lou Solverson (whose older version was played by Keith Carradine in Season 1). Before he owned Lou's Coffee Shop, he was a State Police Officer. Lou returns from Vietnam and tells of the crime that happened in Sioux Falls, which Carradine's character referenced in Season 1. Lou's wife Betsey and 4-year-old Molly will also be introduced, both of whom haven't been cast yet.
Nick Offerman and "Burn Notice" star Jeffrey Donovan were previously been rumored to join the new season, but FX has yet to comment on their casting. At the Television Critics Association press tour in July, creator and writer Noah Hawley revealed that Season 2 will also be influenced by the Coen brothers' 1996 film by the same name as well as "Miller's Crossing" and "The Man Who Wasn't There."
"Fargo" returns in fall of 2015.