With the final season of “Parks and Recreation” coming in January, will we see the man behind Ron Swanson’s mustache, Nick Offerman, heading from Pawnee, Ind., to the brutal winters of southwest Minnesota-South Dakota? That is still in negotiations, but there has been some confirmed actors and actresses that are on board for the second season of “Fargo.”
According to Variety.com, Jesse Plemons and Kristen Dunst have signed on for the 10-episode season that takes place in Sioux Falls, S.D. and the southwest Minnesota town of Luverne that follows a young Lou Solverson (played in season one by Keith Carradine) back from Vietnam around 1979. The story was hinted at many times in the first season, where a crime was so heinous that Lou describes the bodies were “one after another. Probably, if you stacked ’em high, could’ve climbed to the second floor. Now, I saw something that year I ain’t ever seen, before or since. I’d call it animal. Except animals only kill for food. This was — Sioux Falls.”
Plemons I know from his role as dead-eyed Todd from “Breaking Bad” who was the unlikely foil to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s empire in the final seasons. Dunst I’ve known from many films. She “will play Peggy Blomquist, a small-town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is. Plemons plays her husband, Ed, a butcher’s assistant, who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery, even if he doesn’t quite understand it,” according to Variety.
Another character returning will be the Duluth Lt. Ben Schmidt, who hinted that he worked with Lou in Sioux Falls to Gus Grimly in the first season.
The second season of “Fargo” is slated to air in late 2015.