Well, it sure feels like Christmas in July because the first full trailer for the second season of “Fargo” has been released. And from what we see, it sure looks like we are in for a doozy.
As has been written before, some of the second season will take place near my old stomping grounds in southwest Minnesota in the city of Luverne (while the first season took place in my current stomping grounds of Bemidji). It takes place in 1979 and follows a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson (played by Patrick Wilson this time) getting tangled in a web of crime so disturbing that he is still haunted by it in the first season — almost 30-years later in the series.
From the trailer, we see some sort of violent altercation takes place at the Waffle Hut (just a perfect name for a small town Minnesota diner). A paranoid town lawyer Karl Weathers (played by Nick Offerman) comparing the crime at the Waffle Hut to the Watergate break-in. Jesse Plemons and Kristen Dunst’s characters seem somehow involved (with a stranger hiding in their basement who apparently attacks Plemons’ character). A campaign photo of Bruce Campbells’ Ronald Reagan dons the walls in a scene. And the tail end of the trailer plays Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time” — a song which perfectly epitomizes a lot what happens in the world of “Fargo.”
And we get more of the goofy Minnesotan accents. It wouldn’t be “Fargo” without those accents.
The new season of “Fargo” is set to air in October.