The population of “Fargo” has just grown by two.
FX’s adaptation of the Coen Brothers film has cast Kirsten Dunst and “Breaking Bad” alum Jesse Plemons for the second season of the anthology series, which will premiere next fall.
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Dunst has been cast 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.
Plemons, who made a splash as Todd on “Breaking Bad” toward the series’ tail end, will play Peggy’s 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.
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The 10-episode second season of “Fargo” will be set in 1979 and take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. The season will feature a young Lou Solverson (played by Keith Carradine in the first season, and yet to be cast for this season), a police officer recently arrived back from Vietnam. Other characters yet to be cast for season include Solverson’s wife Betsy, their four-year-old daughter Molly and fellow officer Ben Schmidt.