That’s two heck yeahs from FX this morning. The network has renewed Fargo and Louie for second and fifth seasons, respectively.
As announced at an executive session at the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Monday, Fargo has earned an additional 10-episode order and will include “an all-new cast of characters” (yes, that means, heartbreakingly, new actors, and no more Molly Solverson), as well as a new time period (9 p.m. perhaps?) and, possibly, a new shooting location (meaning around Calgary, in addition to in Calgary). The debut date for Season 2 has not been set yet, but considering that there will be an entirely different story being set up by EP Noah Fawley, it’s likely we won’t see the new episodes until later next year. At this moment, though, FX seems happy to just celebrate Season 1’s immense success.
“We could not be more proud of Fargo,” FX CEO John Landgraf said Monday. “Noah’s audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations, the most for a single program in our history.“
We’ll also have to wait some time to see more Louie. The seven-episode fifth season will not hit screens until the spring of 2015, which is no surprise considering, as Landgraf noted, this show is exploring “narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before.”
“We look forward to seeing what Louis comes up with next,” the network head added. If Mr. C.K. has more moments like the one below up his sleeve, we’re totally with you, Landgraf.
Emily is covering the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour live from the Beverly Hills Hilton from June 12 – 22. Tune in every day for new pieces and follow her tweets at @Cinefilles and @emilygagne.