FX Renews Fargo for a Third Season

Michael Schneider
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Will FX's Fargo be back for another season? You betcha!

The cable network has ordered a third installment of the critically acclaimed drama, from creator Noah Hawley.

"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 FX Productions original programming president Eric Schrier, who announced the renewal on Monday along with FX Networks original programming president Nick Grad.

Also back to executive produce is Warren Littlefield, as well as John Cameron. Joel and Ethan Coen, the creators of the original Fargo feature, will also continue to be credited as executive producers.

Fargo is in the middle of its second season, with episode 7 airing on Nov. 23 at 10/9c. (Four episodes remain.) In the episode's logline, written by Hawley and Matt Wolpert & Ben Nedivi, "Lou and Hank investigate in Fargo, the King of Breakfast visits Betsy and Molly, Floyd is summoned away and Bear questions a family member's loyalty." Keith Gordon directed the episode.

The Fargo renewal comes as Hawley's development slate with FX has dramatically increased: He's also working on the X-Men series Legion for the network, and is writing an adaptation of the Kurt Vonnegut novel Cat's Cradle for FX.

It's unclear when the next Fargo installment might be ready, although the network says some time in 2016. Season 2 was announced in July 2014, and premiered in October 2015. Hawley needs time to write the show's 10 episodes, and Fargo is usually shot during the winter time in Calgary, Alberta.

Fargo will likely also return with a new cast and storyline, just as Season 2 differed from Season 1. This year's installment stars Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons. MGM Television produces with FX Prods.