Say goodbye to the campy split-screened pandemonium, the Reagan cameos, the dead bodies looking cozily vintage, the village-scapes that aren’t yet smothered beneath chain megastores. Entertainment Weekly reports that the next season of Fargo will return to more current times: allegedly, it’ll take place a couple of years after its opening season, which was set in 2006.
Showrunner Noah Hawley told EW that this also “potentially” means some characters from the first season will reappear. Thus far, the one character with a pivotal role in both seasons is Lou Solverson, played by Patrick Wilson in the current season and Keith Carradine in the first. Hawley was of course reluctant to state anything specific about links between the third and second seasons. He said:
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.