We've witnessed a lot of gruesome murders and deadpan, humorous back-and-forths on the premiere season of FX's Fargo , and based on everything we've seen so far, we're ready for a Season 2. Although we don't know for sure, for sure if there is actually going to be a second season of the Coen Brothers' Fargo -inspired show, we can pretty much guess that we're as close as we can get to a Season 2 without actually confirming it. (Fargo creator Noah Hawley recently signed a two-year deal with FX in April, which is definitely a good sign that a second season, and maybe even a third, is in our future.) And that's a good thing because man, oh, man do we have some thoughts on what we do want to see.
Although we of course wish that the potential upcoming season will include some of our favorite characters and actors that we've grown to love (and hate-love), the chance that they'll all come back is looking quite unlikely. Hawley recently revealed that even if the series continues, each season of Fargo will focus on a new story and a new set of characters (is FX's American Horror Story coming to mind?). That pretty much sounds like we'll be saying goodbye to our favorite cops (don't leave us, Molly!), the loveable villains, and the good-boy-turned-bad-boy. Bye-bye, Lester.
Since the usual characters are being kicked to the curb, here's what we think Season 2 could totally focus on:
A real-life Minnesota murder case.
Minnesota has a handful of murder cases (solved and unsolved) that would make great fodder for the plot of show; however, basing it an actual true story makes using dark humor a little more iffy and difficult. But in all seriousness, this 1977 murder case sounds like it would be prime for Fargo:
Glensheen, a Duluth mansion with 39 rooms and the look of an English manor, is the scene of an infamous unsolved crime. Elizabeth Congdon, 83, is discovered smothered with a pink pillow; her night nurse, Velma Pietila, is found bludgeoned to death with a candlestick. Suspicion falls on Congdon’s daughter, Marjorie, and her husband, Roger Caldwell, who stand to gain $8 million from the Congdon estate. Prosecutors never prove their guilt.
Yeah, Hawley could definitely work with that.
A True Detective-style murder.
If Hawley wants to get real serious, real fast, then he can just take a page out of True Detective's book and come up with an insane murder mystery. This would give the writers so much to work with since they'd be starting from scratch.
A murder mystery dinner party.
It might be entertaining to see a bunch of Fargo-esque characters confined to one evening in which they must figure out who murdered the host of the party. Plus, just imagine the costumes. (Hey, nothing wrong with a little Clue action.)
A Murder at the Mall of America.
Just imagine it: The manager of the Wetzel's Pretzels witnesses a GAP employee stuffing something heavy into the dumpster out back. He goes to investigate and sees that there's a Bath & Body Works nametag with blood on it on the ground. A mystery is afoot! (And of course Tiffany or Robin Sparkles will be there to perform.)
Minnesota's Miracle on Ice.
Here's another scenario: The Team USA win in 1980 might have been the happiest time in the Minnesota hockey players' lives — over half of the team's players were from the snowy state — but now that it's over, things aren't going so well. When one player loses another's players puck, things get a little messy. Will they ever believe in miracles again?
Basically, the possibilities are endless (especially since the show hasn't even been officially renewed as of yet). But whatever happens, we just hope that the characters will still have some awesome accents.