Cheers! Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson join cast of 'Fargo' TV show for new season


Will everybody know Ted Danson's name in Fargo? Or, better yet, Sioux Falls?

That's where the new season of the television spinoff of Joel and Ethan Coen's Oscar-winning movie "Fargo" is set.

And the FX Network announced the cast will include Danson, Patrick Wilson, and Jean Smart, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Supporting performers also named by FX Thursday include Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Jeffrey Donovan and Angus Sampson.

They join Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, who were the first cast members identified by the network.

As the Wall Street Journal reports, the new season of the show will be a prequel to both the movie and to last year's Emmy-winning mini-series. The action will be set in Sioux Falls in 1979.

According to the IGN website, Wilson portrays Lou Solverson, a State Patrolman a few years removed from Navy service in Vietnam. Danson plays his father-in-law, a World War II vet who's the sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota.

Rock County (like Sioux Falls and Fargo) is a real place and has a real sheriff.

Hmmm. See a resemblance between Evan Verbrugge and Ted Danson?

The L.A. Times says the Coen brothers will return as executive producers for the new season of Fargo. Production is set to begin on Jan. 19 in Alberta, Canada, with the new episodes airing next fall.

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