The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson, recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson. The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes Karl Weathers, the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Joe Bulo, the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe's bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is Mike Milligan. Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling - but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by ...
Aw jeez, here we go again. (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
This is actually the second TV show spin-off of the movie Fargo
(1996). The first was in 2003 starring Edie Falco
. A pilot was shot and aired but the series was not picked up. See more
In episode 8 when Lester recognizes Lorne in the club in the story he is telling he says: "...And it hurt but I didn't want to look stupid so I try it again..." but when the full conversation is shown in episode 9 he replaces the word "stupid" with "dumb". See more