Will Martin Freeman Be in 'Fargo' Season 2? Get Ready to Be Gosh Darn Disappointed, Folks

While many of you may be in the midst of recuperating from a severe New Year's Eve hangover, take comfort in knowing that the perfect binge-watching cure is only a few remote clicks away. Starting at 2 p.m. (ET), FXM is airing a Fargo marathon on New Year's Day that will give you a whopping 10 episodes of some truly great television. Seriously, folks, if you haven't gotten around to watching the first season of this FX hit in its entirety, now would be the perfect time, especially since the second season is just about to head into production. And while a few cast members have already been revealed, it's left me wondering if any of our Season 1 favorites will come back for a second go-around. For example, would a busy guy like Martin Freeman actually return for Fargo Season 2? Well, unfortunately, it's not going to happen, even if he wanted it to.

You see, much like True Detective , Fargo intends on mainly keeping each season as its own separate entity. Every year will introduce a new storyline, and with that a brand new cast of characters. "It is a new cast of actors," FX chief executive John Landgraf told BBC. "Which is kind of heartbreaking from my standpoint given how much I loved the actors." And I can't help but agree. While I'm sure this new batch of performers will bring their own unique flair to the table, it's a shame to see someone as talented as Freeman slip away because of it. (Though if it'll help speed up production on Sherlock Season 4 then it's a sacrifice I'm more than willing to make.)

But don't let a Freeman-less Fargo get you down. There's still so much to look forward to regarding the show's second season. Such as…

The Return of Minnesota Accents

Since Season 2 will be taking place in mostly Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, viewers can expect a healthy dose of that mid-western lingo we've grown to love. Am I excited? Oh yah, you betcha!

A-List Acting

Two of the main stars we'll be seeing next season includes the likes of Bring It On star Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, who is best known for his work in Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights. (Not a bad resume to have, if I do say so myself.) Suffice to say, the series appears to be gaining just as much star power as it's losing, which I gotta admit feels like a fair trade. Consider my interest officially piqued.

Murderous Hijinks

It wouldn't be Fargo without a series of odd murders, doncha know? And I, for one, can't wait to see how all of these twisted events unfold. Do your worst, FX. We're ready.

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