Ron Swanson is moving to Minnesota. Well, actor Nick Offerman is joining the second season of Fargo, anyhow. As we reported last week, Offerman has been cast in the Golden Globe award winning show, joining previously announced cast members Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons.
The announcement of Offerman joining the show also brought with it a whole host of names who will join the Fargo roster in some way. Ted Danson, Jean Smart and Patrick Wilson all come on board as series regulars while Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Jeffrey Donovan and Angus Sampson are cast in recurring guest roles along with Offerman.
Offerman will play Karl Weathers, the town lawyer, who is described as a “flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist.” All Offerman will add to that is that Karl Weathers “knows how to have a good time,” but he did elaborate more on what it means to him to join the show.
“I don’t get to shoot anybody in the face but I love the writing on that show,” he told EW. “It’s a terrific show for actors and when I saw the first season I said, ‘Boy, if they would ever have me, I’d love to recite some of that Minnesota dialogue,’ and sure enough that’s what I’ll be doing.”
It remains to be seen whether Fargo season two will match the success of the first season, which was awarded two Golden Globes last night; one for Best Miniseries and the other going to Billy Bob Thornton for Best Actor in a Miniseries – an accolade which was thoroughly well deserved.
However, given all that we now know about the second season, including the all-star cast, the strong plotline and the clever step back in time, I would say it’s a safe bet that season two will certainly be a TV highlight when it returns to our screens.
Nick Offerman can be seen as Ron Swanson in the final season of Parks and Recreation which returns for its seventh and final season tomorrow (Jan 13).
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