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Sorry, I couldn’t resist rewriting that classic “Army of Darkness” quote for this.
It was announced that Bruce Campbell, who played the character Ash in the “Evil Dead” film franchise and the upcoming TV series sequel, will be venturing into a different blood soaked Midwest town, this time in the “Fargo” universe. He will be playing President Ronald Reagan, who will pass through one of the towns while on the presidential campaign trail during the second season of FX’s “Fargo” series.
The second season will take place in 1979 in Luverne, Minn. and Sioux Falls, S.D. It will be a prequel to the first season, which primarily took place in Bemidji and Duluth in 2006, and follows a young Lou Solverson back from Vietnam and working the police beat. A beat he spoke of in season one that still haunted the character 30-odd years later because of viciousness of the violence.
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said “He’s (Reagan) on his first campaign [and he] makes a swing through Fargo. Some of the characters have some interactions with him. And some of his movies are also a part of the show.” As to how big his role will be is unknown, but Landgraf stated the second season will use the cultural changes of that time as a part of the show.
No word yet if he will have a chainsaw hand or a boom stick.
For more of the synopsis of season two, click here.