FX has renewed its hit anthology series Fargo for a third season, the network has announced. Inspired by the 1996 Coen Brothers film of the same name, the series has received universal acclaim since it debuted, winning three Primetime Emmy Awards (with an additional fifteen nominations) and two Golden Globe Awards (with an additional three nominations) for its first season. Its second season is currently airing on FX.
“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,” said Eric Schrier, Co-President of Original Programming at FX. “Our thanks to Noah [Hawley, creator], Warren [Littlefield, executive producer], Joel & Ethan [Coen, executive producers], John [Cameron, executive producer] and our partners at MGM Television for making Fargo such a memorable and rewarding journey.”
Developed by Primetime Emmy Award winner Noah Hawley (Bones, The Unusuals), Fargo has starred, over the course of its run, Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, Eagle Eye), Primetime Emmy Award winner Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Sherlock), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Allison Tolman (The Gift, Krampus), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Colin Hanks (King Kong, Band of Brothers), Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst (Spider Man, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Insidious), Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad), three-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Jean Smart (24, Samantha Who?) and two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Ted Danson (Cheers, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation).