FX has announced that Golden Globe nominated actress Kirsten Dunst and Breaking Bad ’s Jesse Plemons have signed on to star in the second installment of the network’s award winning miniseries, Fargo.
Last season followed Billy Bob Thornton’s Lorne Malvo and Martin Freeman’s Lester Nygaard, but the second season will introduce a new chapter to the story, or an old one depending on how you look at it. The 10-episode season will travel back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson, recently back from Vietnam, will tackle an all new “true crime” case. Solverson’s wife, Betsy, their four-year-old daughter, Molly, and fellow officer, Ben Schmidt, will also be featured in the new installment. None of the Solversons, nor Ben, have been cast at the moment, but we do have details on where Kirsten and Jesse’s characters fit in.
According to FX, Dunst will play Peggy Blomquist, a small town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with traditional societal expectations. She shares her home with her husband Ed (played by Plemons), a butcher’s assistant, who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery, even if he doesn’t quite understand it.
Production on the latest season of Fargo will begin in Calgary in January and the series is slated to premiere next fall on FX.
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