Fargo series two will be shown on Channel 4

Fargo series two will be shown on Channel 4

By Susanna Lazarus

Monday 28 July 2014 at 03:20PM

Fargo series two may be missing Martin Freeman (*sob*) but it will be back on Channel 4 when it returns in 2015. 

The home of series one has snapped up the rights for the next batch of ten episodes which will be set in 1979, 30 years before the award-winning first season and feature a 33-year-old version of Molly's father Lou Solverson as cop recently returned from fighting in the Vietnam War. 

According to showrunner Noah Hawley, none of the original cast - which also included Billy Bob Thornton and Allison Tolman - will be involved, although Tolman's character Molly will feature as a four-year-old. 

Inspired by the Coen Brothers' Oscar-winning 1996 film, Fargo has already garnered plenty of awards recognition including a Critics' Choice Award for best miniseries and 18 Emmy nominations with nods for Freeman, Thornton and Tolman.

Over on Channel 4 it drew in an average audience of 2 million (8% share) across its ten episodes. Series two is expected to begin filming in Calgary, Alberta next January and will hit US screens in autumn 2015, coming to the UK shortly afterwards. 

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