FX Renews ‘Fargo’ for Season Three

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Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson, Jeffrey Donovan as Dodd Gerhardt, and Keir O’Donnell as Ben Schmidt in ‘Fargo’ (Photo by Chris Large / FX)

This one’s a real no-brainer, isn’t it? Of course FX has renewed the award-winning series Fargo for a third season. The only surprise is that the network didn’t announce this weeks ago. Fargo season two is currently airing on Mondays at 10pm ET/PT with just four episodes left to wrap up the tale of the war between the Kansas City mafia and the Gerhardt family.

Announcing the renewal, FX confirmed series creator Noah Hawley will be back along with executive producers Warren Littlefield, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, and John Cameron.

“Year two of Fargo is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley’s masterful storytelling, we can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us,” said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “Our thanks to Noah, Warren, Joel & Ethan, John and our partners at MGM Television for making Fargo such a memorable and rewarding journey.”

Season two ranks as one of the best shows of 2015, scoring a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Season one received three Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award.

The Fargo Season Two Plot:

The second installment of Fargo follows a young State Trooper (Patrick Wilson) and his Sheriff father-in-law (Ted Danson) as they investigate a grisly case involving a local crime family and a major mob syndicate, and a small town beautician (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband (Jesse Plemons) who inadvertently get caught in the middle.

The November 23 episode finds Lou and Hank investigating in Fargo, The King of Breakfast visiting Betsy and Molly, Floyd being summoned away, and Bear questioning a family member’s loyalty.