Fargo 2 casts Breaking Bad star


Now that all the True Detective season 2 casting talk has died down, let the Fargo discussions begin! The hit FX drama has found its new leading duo. Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons will head up the 10-episode second season of Noah Hawley’s drama when it returns next fall.

Dunst will star as Peggy Blomquist, “a small town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with traditional societal expectations.” Meanwhile, Plemons will play her husband, Ed, “a butcher’s assistant who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery, even if he doesn’t quite understand it.”

As for what will go down during the sophomore season? FX released this statement describing Season 2: “Fargo’s new chapter, which will unfold over the course of 10 episodes, will travel back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson (yet to be cast), recently back from Vietnam, will tackle an all new ‘true crime’ case. Solverson’s wife, Betsy, (yet to be cast) their four-year-old daughter, Molly (yet to be cast), and fellow officer, Ben Schmidt, (yet to be cast) will also be featured in the new installment.”

Dunst is just the most recent in a long line of movie stars to return to the small screen after starring in such films as the Spider-Man franchise, Bring it On and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Plemons is most well known for supporting roles on Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad.

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