'Fargo' Season 2 Is Shaping Up To Have One Hell Of A Cast

Ted Danson, Nick Offerman, and Patrick Wilson prepare for murderous goings on in South Dakota

Think True Detective has an all-star cast? Meet #FargoSeason2. The second season of the Coen Brothers movie-inspired drama is filled with heavy hitters.

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons (from Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights) had already been confirmed as leads in the prequel series, and their newly announced costars aren’t too shabby, either.

Patrick Wilson will star as Lou Solverson, whom we saw as the diner owner in the first season of the FX drama. None other than Ted Danson will play his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson, who helps him with a mafia case in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman plays lawyer Karl Weathers, whom FX calls “a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist," while Everybody Loves Raymond’s Brad Garrett plays baddie Joe Bulo, dubbed “the new face of corporate crime.”

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The rest of the cast includes Jean Smart as the matriarch of a major crime family, Jeffrey Donovan as her oldest son, and Kieran Culkin as his younger brother and a “small dog who barks big." Production starts January 19, and the show is set to air next autumn.

The Fargo casting news comes as prestige dramas have lately turned to A-listers to drum up viewers, using one-off seasons to attract bigger names who likely wouldn’t sign on for a longer commitment. True Detective’s next season stars Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell, while American Horror Story spinoff American Crime Story has recruited John Travolta and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

So cancel all your plans for the next year or so - your Sky+ demands it.


This article originally appeared on U.S Esquire.


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