First look at: Fargo series two

Patrick Wilson stars in the upcoming second series of Fargo

Fargo series two

THERE's been hubhub a plenty over the first 'proper' trailer for the new James Bond flick Spectre this week, but for my money, the freshly released teaser promoting the upcoming second series of TV's Fargo is much more intriguing.

The follow-up to last year's excellent debut season of this small screen Coen brothers-endorsed spin-off is set to air in October and features an all new, stellar cast: Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Bruce 'Evil Dead' Campbell, Patrick 'brother of Luke and Owen' Wilson, Nick 'Ron Swanson' Offerman, Kieran Culkin and Jesse 'killer Todd from Breaking Bad' Plemons to name but eight well-known names/faces.

It's actually a prequel to the previous series: the year is 1979 and Minnesota State Trooper Lou Solverson (Wilson, playing the young version of Keith Carradine's character from season one) is investigating an apparent robbery turned multiple homicide at a diner in Sioux Falls.

But was it a robbery gone 'bad' or a professional hit staged like a robbery? By the looks of the trailer, the latter scenario looks likely – and you can bet the local crime syndicate are probably tied in to the whole darkly comic mess too, as are local beautician Peggy Blumquist (Dunst) and her hapless looking hubby, Ed (Plemons).

What's really got me excited for the new show is the fact that FICTION is playing presidential hopeful Ronald Reagan, headed to town on the campaign trail.

Now that's bound to be a performance worth tuning in for when the series begins on Channel 4 in October.



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