Even though it is not set to air until late 2015, the folks behind the FX hit show “Fargo” gave Entertainment Weekly a peek from a page from a script from the new season that basically nobody has any real context (beyond knowing “Breaking Bad’s” Todd and the Mary Jane from “Spider Man” are in it) in figuring out just what does this scene even mean? It does mention blood, wet blood to be precise, so there is that.
Jesse Plemons and Kristen Dunst play Peggy and Ed Blomquist, who reside in
sunny freakishly cold Luverne in southwest Minnesota in 1979, not too far from where I worked for two years. And yes, I do find it odd that this show has taken place in two locations I have either lived in or have lived very close to.
Also odd is that my wife and I were officially married in Sioux Falls, S.D., the city Lou Solverson hinted at in season one as the place he saw some pretty evil stuff go down and thus is one of the locations season two will take place in. So that adds to the whole “Fargo” is eerily following my life for some reason theory.
According to EW, the couple “find themselves caught in an escalating war between a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate.” I’m guessing that syndicate is probably based in Sioux Falls. Though I’m sure that Fargo syndicate from season one will come into play at some point for the obligatory justification for calling a show “Fargo” that doesn’t even take place in either Fargo or North Dakota.
Noah Hawley, showrunner of the series, told EW “the earlier time period and even more rural setting gives the show an almost Western-like quality.” He also goes on to say “The scope of the storytelling this season is a lot bigger, it has more of an epic feel to it.” Which sounds like this season will be even more ambitious than season one. Which I for one will look forward to.