Sorry, Fargo fans, it’s going to be more than a year before the hit FX series comes back for its third season.
During a conference call with press on Tuesday, show creator Noah Hawley revealed that the next season will likely debut in the spring of 2017.
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“You won’t see it in 2016,” Hawley said of his show. “It’s a winter show, and we don’t have the time to film this winter.” Hawley said that that production for season 3 will likely begin in November of 2016.
In addition to a release date, Hawley confirmed the exact time setting of the new season. As EW exclusively reported, the new season will be set a few years after the first season, which took place in 2006. Hawley got more specific on the call, saying season 3 will take place in 2010 and have a more contemporary feel (according to Hawley, season 3 will take place in a “selfie-oriented culture”).
As for what characters to expect in season 3, Hawley said he’s always looking for connections between the seasons and teased that the lives of new characters may intersect with past favorites – but the show’s season 1 cast will likely not play a large role in season 3.
“The danger of bringing [past characters] back is the artifice is too clear,” Hawley said. He went on to say that it simply wouldn’t be believable for these characters to go through so many of these crazy scenarios.
Look for the third season of Fargo to premiere on FX in Spring 2017.