FX has announced that they have renewed their crime anthology series “Fargo” for a third season. Creator Noah Hawley is set to return for the next season of the critically-acclaimed drama, with executive producers Warren Littlefield, John Cameron and Joel and Ethan Coen.
The series is inspired by the Coen brothers’ 1996 film, each season focuses on a different crime in a paticualr time period, no word yet, on Season three’s crime or time period yet.
“Fargo’s” first season, which was set in 2006, starred Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Colin Hanks. The current second season is set in the late ’70s and stars Patrick Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson and Jesse Plemons.
“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,”
Eric Schrier said, who announced Season three with Nick Grad, fellow president of original programming for FX.
“Our thanks to Noah, Warren, Joel and Ethan, John and our partners at MGM Television for making ‘Fargo’ such a memorable and rewarding journey.”
Despite the show not having massive ratings, “Fargo” also has a steady and loyal audience with the most recent episode averaging 2.6 million viewers. Critically the show is performing spectacularly, with the second season just over midway, the show has attained the highest Metacritic score for a TV series in 2015 (96/100).