It’s funny how fortunes change. When “Fargo” and “True Detective” both arrived in 2014, it was the latter that was seen as the smarter, more philosophical show, providing more of a meal to the quirky snack of FX‘s Coen Brothers approved series. But a year on and things are drastically different. “True Detective” season two missed the mark and HBO is still trying to figure out a third season, while FX is basking in critical glow of the second round of their wintry series and ready for another one.
THR reports that the network has renewed “Fargo” for season three, and it looks like fans better get ready once again for a new story, and new cast of characters. “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,” FX execs said in a statement.
Indeed, the network are falling over themselves for Hawley, recently inking the “Fargo” creator for a limited series adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut‘s “Cat’s Cradle.”
I’d wager the plan will be to get “Fargo” done for the third season air next year, with “Cat’s Cradle” to follow. But however it falls, Hawley has certainly over taken Nic Pizzolatto as TV’s hottest new dramatic series mastermind.