A drama series that has been chalking up Emmys, Golden Globes and critical acclaim will be back for a third season. FX announced that it has ordered a third cycle of “Fargo.”
Executive producers Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen, and John Cameron will all be back for the new installment.
The show won three Emmys in 2014, including outstanding miniseries, and picked up two Golden Globes this year, for best miniseries or motion picture made for television and best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, for Billy Bob Thornton. It has chalked up a number of other awards and nominations and has been a favorite among critics.
The series’ 10-episode second season is currently airing on Monday nights, with the finale set for Dec. 14.
Announcing the third-season pickup were Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.
“The second installment of ‘Fargo’ currently ranks as the most critically acclaimed television [program] of 2015, according to Metacritic, with a score of 96 out of 100, and it also scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and had the highest average critics’ rating of any show on TV this year with 9.1 out of 10,” FX noted in its announcement.
Said Schrier: “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. Our thanks to Noah, Warren, Joel & Ethan, John and our partners at MGM Television for making ‘Fargo’ such a memorable and rewarding journey.”