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    Here are some more details about the season coming from TCA.

    The biggest scoops: Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President will be the backdrop for the season, and Reagan will be a character on the show; feminism will also be a major theme.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/18/fargo-season2-details/ 

    Formerly known as PianoMann.

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    Jean Smart is brilliant casting! One of the most versatile actresses on TV…she can switch from comedy and drama flawlessly.

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    Here are some more details about the season coming from TCA.

    The biggest scoops: Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President will be the backdrop for the season, and Reagan will be a character on the show; feminism will also be a major theme.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/18/fargo-season2-details/ 

     

    Ooh. I can’t wait to see who gets the role.

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    [quote=”PianoMann”]Here are some more details about the season coming from TCA.

    The biggest scoops: Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President will be the backdrop for the season, and Reagan will be a character on the show; feminism will also be a major theme.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/18/fargo-season2-details/ 

     

    Ooh. I can’t wait to see who gets the role.

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    I am wondering this too – Jon Voigt? Warren Beatty?  

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    Riley Chow
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    I completely missed the news a few months ago that the second season of Fargo stars Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell, Michael Hogan, Kieran Culkin and Cristin Milioti.

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    When does the season start?

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    24Emmy
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    Fargo casts Adam Arkin as season 2 mob boss

    by James Hibberd • @JamesHibberd

               

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    Posted April 22 2015 — 1:38 PM EDT

    Fargo’s impressive season 2 ensemble cast has just added another notable name: EW has exclusively learned that actor-director Adam Arkin has signed on to play a mob boss in the series. 

    Arkin’s character is Hamish Broker. He’s officially described as a “mid-level manager in the Kansas City crime syndicate” (but is likely the highest-ranking member of the crime organization that we’ll actually see). 

    Arkin has also committed to directing the next installment’s penultimate episode and its season finale, i.e. episodes 9 and 10. 

    Originally, Arkin was only supposed to serve as a director on the Emmy-winning series. But after preparing his episodes with Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley, the writer-producer asked Arkin to play Broker as well. Recently, Arkin directed the series finale of another FX show, Justified, and has previously had acting and directing duties on FX’s Sons of Anarchy

    Fargo season 2 also stars Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Brad Garrett, Jean Smart, Michael Hogan, Jeffrey Donovan and Ted Danson. The second season of the crime anthology series is set in 1979 and tells the story of a large crime syndicate (headed by Arkin and Garrett) looking to move into the North Dakota territory controlled by a local crime family (which include Hogan, Smart and Donovan)—as well as a modest local couple (Dunst and Plemons) caught in the middle. Fargo returns this fall.

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    Fargo season 2 also stars Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Brad Garrett, Jean Smart, Michael Hogan, Jeffrey Donovan and Ted Danson. The second season of the crime anthology series is set in 1979 and tells the story of a large crime syndicate (headed by Arkin and Garrett) looking to move into the North Dakota territory controlled by a local crime family (which include Hogan, Smart and Donovan)—as well as a modest local couple (Dunst and Plemons) caught in the middle. Fargo returns this fall.

    I love reading these plot details and seeing what guest stars fall into which roles. I cannot wait for this!

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    [quote=”24Emmy”]

    [quote=”PianoMann”]Here are some more details about the season coming from TCA.

    The biggest scoops: Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President will be the backdrop for the season, and Reagan will be a character on the show; feminism will also be a major theme.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/18/fargo-season2-details/ %5B/quote%5D

     

    Ooh. I can’t wait to see who gets the role.

    I am wondering this too – Jon Voigt? Warren Beatty?  [/quote]

     

    I completely missed this casting news:

    Bruce Campbell to play Ronald Reagan on Fargo

    By Mike Vanderbilt @MikeVanderbilt
    Mar 25, 2015 3:53 PM

    Geek lord Bruce Campbell has been cast as Republican demigod Ronald Reagan in the upcoming second season of the FX drama Fargo.

    /Film reports that Campbell will be joining fellow new cast members Ted Danson, Nick Offerman, and Patrick Wilson in the role of the only president that matters. The new season of the show takes place long before the events of Fargo’s first season, picking up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota circa 1979. At this point in history, the Gipper was no longer making movies with monkeys and was done acting as boss man to Congressional baboons, having declined to run for a third term as governor of California in 1975. FX CEO John Landgraf explains that, in the context of the show, “[Reagan]’s 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.” Landgraf adds that, “a lot of what [Fargo’s second season] is about is the cultural transformation that was going on at the time.”

    Bruce Campbell has a long history with Joel and Ethan Coen, directors of the 1996 film that inspired the FX series, as well as honorary Coen triplet Sam Raimi. The Coens did a script rewrite on Raimi’s Campbell-starring 1985 slapstick comedy Crimewave, and, in addition to a supporting role in the Coen’s 1994 effort The Hudsucker Proxy, Campbell also appears briefly in the original film version of Fargo; he can be seen on the fuzzy television screen in the kidnapper’s cabin. The footage was not shot for the film, and was actually a regional Minnesota soap opera that Campbell had appeared on in his salad days.

    Fargo’s second season will premiere on FX this fall.

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    God, I cannot wait for this show to come back. I absolutely loved Season One.

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    Fargo casts Adam Arkin as season 2 mob boss

    by James Hibberd • @JamesHibberd

               

    (Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

    Posted April 22 2015 — 1:38 PM EDT

    Fargo’s impressive season 2 ensemble cast has just added another notable name: EW has exclusively learned that actor-director Adam Arkin has signed on to play a mob boss in the series. 

    Arkin’s character is Hamish Broker. He’s officially described as a “mid-level manager in the Kansas City crime syndicate” (but is likely the highest-ranking member of the crime organization that we’ll actually see). 

    Arkin has also committed to directing the next installment’s penultimate episode and its season finale, i.e. episodes 9 and 10. 

    Originally, Arkin was only supposed to serve as a director on the Emmy-winning series. But after preparing his episodes with Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley, the writer-producer asked Arkin to play Broker as well. Recently, Arkin directed the series finale of another FX show, Justified, and has previously had acting and directing duties on FX’s Sons of Anarchy

    Fargo season 2 also stars Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Brad Garrett, Jean Smart, Michael Hogan, Jeffrey Donovan and Ted Danson. The second season of the crime anthology series is set in 1979 and tells the story of a large crime syndicate (headed by Arkin and Garrett) looking to move into the North Dakota territory controlled by a local crime family (which include Hogan, Smart and Donovan)—as well as a modest local couple (Dunst and Plemons) caught in the middle. Fargo returns this fall.

    I do not know if anyone else has noticed it, but Adam Arkin has turned out to be a pretty good director.  From what I have seen of his work on both SoA and Justified, he has a pretty deft eye behind the camera.  It’s always cool to find out someone has a hidden skill or talent you would not expect them to.  I am not sure of his background, but he sure appears to have a rather successful road ahead of him as a director.

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    ^ I was honestly shocked when I first found out that he helmed the Justified finale. Granted, I didn’t notice much of anything big about the direction in the episode (at least in a way that would draw attention to itself), but it’s pretty impressive regardless, and he definitely helped move it along nicely. Good for him. Always enjoyed his acting, too.

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    ^But sometimes isn’t that the sign of a good director, when you forget or cannot tell the episode is being “directed”?  Or when an episode has a truly natural/smooth flow to it?

    I am not saying he is the next Vince Gilligan or Martin Scorcese, but he sure seem to have a natural talent and ability behind the camera.  I am excited to see what he brings to the second season of Fargo.  Like most things before, it will probably be high quality.

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    ^But sometimes isn’t that the sign of a good director, when you forget or cannot tell the episode is being “directed”?  Or when an episode has a truly natural/smooth flow to it?

    I am not saying he is the next Vince Gilligan or Martin Scorcese, but he sure seem to have a natural talent and ability behind the camera.  I am excited to see what he brings to the second season of Fargo.  Like most things before, it will probably be high quality.

    That’s kind of what I’m saying, really. He provides a good presence to let the story flow effortlessly. I’m looking forward to whatever input he might provide in the future.

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    First teaser for season two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azGYBIkeeSM

    Premiering in September. I’m so pumped!

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