With most loose ends tied up in the present, the show is diving into the past for new material.
After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article contains absolutely zero spoilers), the question of the day was how would showrunner Noah Hawley and the writing team move the story forward to Season 2? Well, they’re not. They’re moving it back instead.
Allison Tolman will not be playing Molly's mom, Hawley assured reporters.
During an appearance at the TCA Summer Press Tour, Hawley offered some major details of the plot for Season 2.
There is a lot of continuity (or would that be reverse continuity) from Season 1 to ease fans into the new story. According to Hawley, via E! News, the new season will focus on Keith Carradine's character Lou Solverson in 1979 and the often-referenced case he worked on in Sioux Falls.
Suffering from PTSD, Solverson is just looking for some peace and quiet, but he won’t be able to catch a break. In another effort to tie the seasons together the show is introducing Molly’s mother as a full-fledged character. In the first season, we were treated to small hints about the character, but this time around, she will have a full storyline. And no, she won’t be played by Alison Tollman, who portrayed Molly this year.
Unfortunately, Billy Bob Thornton won't be reprising his role as Malvo in the upcoming season.
Hawley explained: “I haven't considered it. It seems a little gimmicky to me and like cheating.”
The second season of Fargo is expected to premiere in Fall 2015. Let the plot speculation commence!