Television’s other fantastic, big-name limited series has finally begun announcing some season 2 cast members, and frankly, the thought of Noah Hawley’s Fargo is more exciting to me than Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch joining True Detective.
The Wrap says Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan is in final negotiations to star alongside newcomer Rachel Keller (Hollidaysburg), who’s playing “Simone”:
Even more exciting for you Parks and Recreation hounds (and my fellow Gilmore Girl-ers), an offer has been put out to your friend and mine:
While Offerman has yet to accept the role of “Carl,” my thought is that we should just pretend he has — if we believe it, so shall it be. Yes? Let there be meat!
So far, there’s no clarification on what role Donovan would play. The information we’ve gotten thus far is that the second season will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, post Vietnam (1979), and center on young Lou Solverson (played in season one by Keith Carradine). Hawley has also said the series’ second outing will focus on strong women:
“There’s a lot of strong women; obviously we’re following Lou Solverson, a very strong male character, but I love that [a strong woman] was the heart of the movie, and with Allison [Tolman] in season one, so that’s what we’re steering toward.”
Donovan (46) seems a little old to play Solverson (Here are Dustin’s suggestions). He might be able to pull it off, but I’d guess he’s up for something different.
I’m thrilled to see some casting news, but WHERE are all the strong women? Tolman’s Molly was absolutely brilliant … some actress somewhere has a great Fargo tradition to uphold.