Fargo Showrunner Noah Hawley Talks Returning Characters Ahead Of Season 3


In light of FX renewing the adorned procedural for season 3, Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley has touched base on the next slew of confirmed episodes for the series, revealing that it, like the opening season before it, will take place in the 21st century.

Taking things back to the future, Hawley also went on to tease the possible return of core characters from seasons past, though admitted that the connections between each anthology will likely be much more subtle than cameos. And that’s all part of the fun, right? “It’s more contemporary,” Hawley tells EW. “It’s set a couple years after season one. The idea of the ‘true story’ is it always has to be at least a few years ago.”

As for those intricate ties between each chapter in FX’s anthology series, Hawley noted that:

“There are going to be connections, the way the first year was connected to the movie and the second year was connected to the first, but I think part of the fun is figuring that stuff out and I wouldn’t want to take that away from anybody. There will be definitely things that connect to something in our story.”

Continuing to expand the murky lore originating from the Coen brothers’ revered 1996 drama, story specifics are thin on the icy ground, though we can readily look forward to an entirely different setting with a new cast of characters.

After a stint in the ’70s, branching out some of the more intriguing arcs of FX’s crime antholoy, Fargo season 3 will make its bow on the network at some point in fall 2016. Currently nearing its finale, season 2 stars Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett and Kieran Culkin.