FX’s anthology series Fargo – based on the Coen Brothers film of the same name – was one of the biggest surprises of the 2014 television season, and all eyes are on series creator Noah Hawley to catch lightning in a bottle twice. We still have three months to wait until we find out if that’s possible, but we finally have our first glimpse at Fargo‘s much-anticipated return thanks to this new enigmatic teaser trailer.
Much like the trailers for the first season, the video above is light on plot details and simply sets the scene and tone for what’s to come. Fargo once again takes us to the snowy landscape of the American Midwest, with Hawley’s keen eye for ultra-violent undertones juxtaposed against the calming charm of the Dakotas is on full display.
Showing only a woodpecker and the flash of distant, ambient gunshots, the trailer succeeds in only piquing our interest and announcing that the series will fully be unveiled when it arrives in September.
Fargo will go back in time to 1979 for season two and explore the Sioux Falls incident that was heavily hinted at in its freshman year. Joining the fray this time around are Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Nick Offerman, Ted Danson, Cristin Milioti, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, Brad Garret, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Angus Sampson and Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan.
You can read the official synopsis for the new season below:
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.