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Fargo season 2 confirmed as prequel

1 of 1 Martin Freeman in the first season of Fargo
Martin Freeman in the first season of Fargo

Fargo's second season will be a prequel and will centre on the character Lou Solverson from season one, it has been revealed.

The show's executive producers Noah Hawley and Warren Littlefield announced the news at the FX show's renewal press tour panel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second season of the acclaimed series will take place in 1979 and will follow central character Molly's father Lou Solverson (Keith Carradine) when he was 33 years old.

There are references to Lou's past working as part of a task force with police lieutenant Ben Schmidt in season one.

Hawley said of the character in 1979: "Lou fought in Vietnam, came home and thought he'd left the war behind and here it is. It's domestic now."

Molly, played by Allison Tolman in season one, will be four years old in season two, while her mother will also be introduced.

Fargo's second season will shoot in January 2015, and is expected to premiere in the autumn.

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