FX has ordered a third installment of the Emmy, Golden Globe, AFI and Peabody award-winning limited series Fargo from Creator Noah Hawley, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The second installment of Fargo currently ranks as the most critically-acclaimed television of 2015 according to Metacritic with a score of 96 out of 100, and it also scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and had the highest average critics' rating of any show on TV this year with 9.1 out of 10. Here's what Eric Schrier had to say in a statement regarding the renewal.
"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. Our thanks to Noah, Warren Littlefield, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, John Cameron and our partners at MGM Television for making Fargo such a memorable and rewarding journey."
Fargo returns with an all-new episode tonight Did you do this? No, you did it!, Season 2's seventh episode which airs at 10:00 PM ET. The episode centers on Lou and Hank investigating in Fargo, The King of Breakfast visiting Betsy and Molly, while Floyd is summoned away and Bear questions a family member's loyalty. The episode was written by Noah Hawley and Matt Wolpert & Ben Nedivi, and directed by Keith Gordon.
Emmy Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, John Cameron will all return for the new installment. FX's Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio. FX hasn't announced how many episodes were ordered for Season 3, but it seems likely that it will be a 10-episode season, since the first two seasons were both 10 episodes long. The Season 2 finale will air on Monday, December 14.
The first installment of Fargo garnered universal critical acclaim and won three Emmy awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, two Golden Globe awards, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and a Peabody Award. The second installment of Fargo, currently airing on FX, 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.