After a wildly successful first season, FX has decided to renew Fargo for a second. Writer and creator Noah Hawley indicated in a press conference (of which I read a live blog update) that the show will be following the True Detective model and changing its cast each season. I think this is a very interesting approach both to story telling and TV show production. Of course the upside of it is that big name stars can be attracted to the shows because they don’t have to commit to long contracts. The downside is that this style of show can’t really tell an ongoing story, or at least not in the same way.
The second season of Fargo is actually going to follow the character of Lou Solverson (played by Keith Carradine in Season One), only it will be set when he is a younger man during the 1970s. The season will explain the story of Sioux Falls, which he references in Season One but never really explains.
Other details thus far are scarce, but the production team did say that the next season of Fargo will be coming out in the fall of 2015. I highly recommend the first season, and though I don’t know whether or not it will be necessary viewing (as Season Two is a prequel), it is still a fabulous show. You also have over a year before the next season comes out to watch it. So really, no excuses.