The trailer opens with bodies at the town’s Waffle Hut, just as the young version of state police officer Lou Solverman (Patrick Wilson) and Sheriff Hank Larrson (Ted Danson) arrive to investigate. Their initial hunch is that it’s an isolated incident; as Lou tells another character, Karl Weathers (Nick Offerman), “Hank’s thinking botched robbery.” Karl isn’t convinced, and he foreshadows the problems to come, saying, “Oh, sure, that’s how it starts — with something small, like a break-in at the Watergate Hotel. But this thing’s only getting bigger.”
Innocent fun like bingo night quickly seems to fall by the wayside as increasingly scary, brutal things begin to happen, like an intruder attacking Ed Blomquist (Jesse Plemons) in the home he shares with wife Peggy (Kirsten Dunst). Though gruesome, the trailer also shows that Fargo season 2 will serve up dark humor along with its mysteries. When Dodd Gerhardt (Jeffrey Donovan) tries to extract information about his brother by cutting off his ears, he realizes that not hearing really limits the man’s ability to respond to questions — almost as much as being dead, which he also happens to be.
Fargo season 2 promises a lot of upheaval, even for “a normal, sweet Midwestern” like the Blomquists, shown below in a tweet from the show’s Twitter account.
— Fargo (@FargoFX) July 17, 2015
It’s clear that the town’s law enforcement will have their work cut out for them, that’s for sure.
Fargo season 2 premiere on FX in October.