Kirsten Dunst, 'Breaking Bad' veteran join 2nd season of 'Fargo'


Kirsten Dunst is joining the second season of the hit TV show "Fargo."

Dunst, who has played "Minnesotan" before in the 1999 black comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous, will take the role of Peggy Blomquist in the FX drama, a "small town woman with big-city dreams", Entertainment Weekly reports.

She lives with her husband Ed, who will be played by another new arrival, "Breaking Bad" and "Friday Night Lights" actor Jesse Plemons, who will have some work to do on his accent given his Texas roots.

There's also a new location for the second season, taking the show out of Bemidji and into Sioux Falls, South Dakota, though there will be return visits to Luverne and Duluth, Minnesota, as well as Fargo, naturally.

Viewers will be taken back to 1979, the Wall Street Journal reports, with the 10 episodes following the early years of Lou Solverson, the father of season 1's Deputy Molly. It will be broadcast in 2015.

The first season was a critical and commercial success, ranking first in HitFix's Television Critics' Poll ahead of powerhouses such as "The Good Wife" and "Game of Thrones." It won an Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Director in a Miniseries.

On Thursday morning, it was announced the first season of "Fargo" is nominated for five Golden Globe awards – the most nominated TV show, the New York Times notes.

Billy Bob Thornton, who played antagonist Lorne Malvo in the first season, has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his role, the Fargo Forum reports.

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