Good news, Fargo fans. We now have some intel on season three of the FX series straight from the network head’s mouth. According to John Landgraf, CEO of FX, the next installment of Fargo will jump ahead into the future and take place in 2010. Season one occurred in 2006, while the recently wrapped up season two went way back to massacre the ’70s, taking place in 1979.
Landgraf, speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, also revealed that we may see the reappearance of one member of the Fargo universe:
“As far as I know, there is one,” Landgraf teased before adding that he can’t let on exactly which character that will be (note: put your money on Lou Solverson, played in season one by Keith Carradine and in season two by Patrick Wilson).
Landgraf also noted that just because he only knows of one character’s return doesn’t mean that more could be added to the storyline as well.
“That doesn’t mean [showrunner Noah Hawley] might not change his mind and there might not be more,” he said.
Season three of Fargo is expected to hit your TV screens sometime next year. That’s a pretty long wait but judging by the quality of the first two seasons, the elapsed time between now and then will prove well worth it.