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Sorry: Fargo Season 3 Wont Premiere Until 2017

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That was a Minnesota-accented sorry. Didn’t know how to type the pronunciation. Sorry. (That was a regular sorry.)

So yeah, Fargo Season 2 was pretty freaking excellent, right? I haven’t had the time to catch the season finale quite yet (no spoilers, people!), but I’ve been blown away by the previous nine episodes, each one surprising me in big ways with excellent performances, wonderful acting, and stellar direction. To say I’m on board the Fargo train this year is something of an understatement: I’m a full blown fan now, and took in the news of the show’s Season 3 renewal with open arms. But so it makes sense that, just as I reach the point where I start loving this show, it has to go away for over a year, right?

Yes, creator/showrunner Noah Hawley announced in a post-season finale interview that Fargo Season 3, which will be another blank slate anthology season bringing the show back into the modern age, won’t premiere until Spring 2017 at the earliest. Hawley gave the following reason for the delay:

“The reality is you won’t see it in 2016. It’s a winter show for better or worse. There is not time to shoot another year before this winter is over. It’s also very important to me and the other producers that we separate the writing from production. We take our time and break the whole story, write eight of the 10 hours at least and we end up knowing exactly what we’re doing and exactly what the whole story is. We’re going through the writing process now. I’ve written the first hour, we’re about halfway through breaking the season. We’ll be writing over the next few months with the idea we’ll go into production, much like our first year, in November and be back on the air in spring of 2017.”

While it’s a bummer we won’t see more of the show for like 15 or so more months, in all honesty, it’s not TOO long of a wait: it’s not like the 18 or so odd months that separated Louie Season 3 and 4. In fact, it will probably work out to be around the same time that Season 1 and Season 2, give or take a few months. But I actually REALLY like this show now, so the wait on my end at least is going to be even worse. I just hope that it will be worth it. One of the high points of the second season was its period setting, and I’m personally a little afraid that going back to modern times will make it more like Season 1. Well have a while to find out, it seems.

-Matthew