It was revealed earlier today that FX is moving forward with a second season of their acclaimed new series Fargo and that the new episodes are set to feature a brand new cast. Now, reporting from the show’s Television Critics Association panel, TheWrap has a few more details about the new season, bringing word that it will be set in 1979 and will follow a younger version of Lou Solverson, the character played by Keith Carradine in the first season, as he returns from the Vietnam War.
“It gets hard to look past the actors. I like the idea that the character comes first and the actors are able to disappear into the role,” says Executive Produce Noah Hawley. “…That time period is really interesting in American history; post-Vietnam, post-Watergate, just before Ronald Reagan became President.”
Hawley also explains that, while the first season was largely influenced artistically by No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man and, of course, Fargo, the new season will draw from (in addition to, again, Fargo) Miller’s Crossing and The Man Who Wasn’t There.
“Fargo” is written by Hawley. Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen and Geyer Kosinski serve as executive producers. “Fargo” is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions.