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Airdate: Fargo Season 2 - Arrives this October on @SBS

ProgrammingSteve Molk

Ted Danson & Patrick Wilson - Fargo
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SBS have announced that the long-awaited season two premiere of FARGO will screen in a double-episode premiere, starting 8:30pm Wednesday 21 October, as revealed in this conversation with one of the stars Angus Sampson. The remainder of the season will air Wednesdays at 9:30pm.

It's a brand new story with a brand new cast, taking us back to the tumultuous late 1970s for a fresh mystery imbued with Fargo’s trademark dark intrigue, zany characters and black humour.

The series is premiering in the US on October 12th, meaning Australian viewers will be 9 days behind their overseas counterparts.

Following the multiple Golden Globe® and Emmy® award winning success of the first season last year, Fargo season 2 is a 10-part season once again helmed by writer/producer Noah Hawley, and legendary executive producers Joel and Ethan Coen.

Patrick Wilson (The ConjuringInsidious) plays Lou Solverson, a young State Trooper recently back in Fargo from Vietnam who investigates a case involving a local crime gang, a major Mob syndicate, a small town beautician Peggy Blumquist (the one and only Kirsten Dunst) and her husband “Ed” (Jesse Plemons – Friday Night LightsBreaking Bad).

Helping Lou piece the mystery together is his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson, played by the legendary Ted Danson.

The investigation leads them to a colourful cast of characters including Korean War vet and lawyer Karl Weathers (comedic genius Nick Offerman – Parks and Recreation), crime syndicate leader Joe Bulo (three-time Emmy® winner Brad Garrett – Everybody Loves Raymond), the Gerhardt crime family featuring matriarch Floyd Gerhardt (TV royalty Jean Smart), Rye Gerhardt” (Kieran Culkin – Scott Pilgrim vs The World) and Bear Gerhardt (Australia’s very own Angus Sampson – The MuleMad Max: Fury Road) who is an intimidatingly large, inarticulate man, and the most decent of his criminal clan.

The cast is rounded out by an impressive ensemble cast including Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), Bokeem Woodbine (RayRiddick), and inimitable cult actor Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead trilogy) as Ronald Reagan.

To prepare you for the new season of Fargo SBS will encore the entire first season over Saturday 10 October and Saturday 17 October from 10.30pm.

SBS will also celebrate the genius of Fargo’s original creators the Coen brothers with a season of some of their most beloved films airing on Saturday nights throughout November, beginning Saturday 7 November at 8.30pm with True Grit