Fresh off of the “Fargo” season two finale, series creator Noah Hawley says the third season of the FX anthology series will not air until 2017.
“You won’t see it in 2016,” Hawley said, per Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a winter show, and we don’t have the time to film this winter.” This is not all that unusual, as a year and half elapsed between the show’s critically-acclaimed first and second seasons.
Hawley recently signed a new, three-year overall deal with FX Productions and FX Networks. Under the deal, Hawley will develop numerous new projects while remaining the creator and showrunner of the Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody-winning limited series.
The second installment of “Fargo” received three Golden Globe nominations last week — Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Kirsten Dunst), and Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Patrick Wilson).
In addition, “Fargo” currently ranks as the most critically-acclaimed television series of 2015 on Metacritic with a score of 96 out of 100, and ranked No. 1 among all shows this year in the fifth-annual HitFix Critics’ Television Poll.
In addition to “Fargo,” Hawley currently has four projects under development with FX Productions and FX Networks, including Marvel’s “Legion” and an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle.”