While I was trying to finish off bits of work before I made the trip up north to the crime writing festival in Harrogate, I totally missed the release of the second trailer for series two of Fargo. We’ve already seen a few vignettes from the second series (they’re not long enough to be considered as trailers), but FX (the show’s home US network) released a new, 30-second trailer that not included pictures but also words.
The whole world, we’re just out of balance.
Used to know right from wrong, a moral centre.
Do you self a favour… lock the door.
Hit him again.
Can I have a chocolate please?
These are the words uttered in the 30-second trailer, once again confirming that this second series will have the delicious mix of extreme violence and farce. We saw the young Lou Solverson lament the state of the world, a desperate-looking Kirsten Dunst frantically wiping off something from her shirt, families huddled together in their homes, a man with a pick axe digging a hole in the snow and some very cool-looking black gentlemen with ‘fros and sideburns looking mean.
FX also released a full series two synopsis, too:
The all new “true crime” case of Fargo’s new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer “Lou Solverson” (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (Danson). The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes “Karl Weathers” (Nick Offerman), the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist.
Three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett will play “Joe Bulo,” the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe’s bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is “Mike Milligan” (Bokeem Woodbine). Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling – but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch “Floyd Gerhardt” (Smart).
With her husband at death’s door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, “Dodd Gerhardt” (Jeffrey Donovan). An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can’t wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. “Bear Gerhardt” (Angus Sampson) is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. “Rye Gerhardt” (Kieran Culkin), the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he’s just a small dog who barks big.
To say I can’t wait to see it (hopefully in September) is an understatement.
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