'Fargo's' second season will star Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are the first actors to be cast in "Fargo's" second season.

The cast of "Fargo's" second season is beginning to take shape, with the first two names: Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons.

The pair will play husband and wife in the 10-episode second season of the series inspired by Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 film.

The first season starred Alison Tolman, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks and Keith Carradine. The second season will be set in 1979 and feature Carradine's character as a younger man, back when he was a police officer. That role hasn't yet been cast.

Dunst will play Peggy Blomquist, a small-town beautician who embarks on a journey of self-discovery, hoping to transform her life into something grander. Plemons plays her husband, a supportive and confused butcher's assistant.

Plemons is best known for his role as the good-hearted Landry in NBC and DirecTV's "Friday Night Lights" and for his turn as a sinister assistant to Walter White in the final season of AMC's "Breaking Bad." Dunst starred in the "Spider-Man" films, "Bring It On" and "The Virgin Suicides," among others.

Writer Noah Hawley returns as the writer and showrunner, with the Coen brothers executive producing alongside Warren Littlefield and John Cameron.

The series is produced by FX Productions and MGM Television. It begins filming in Calgary, Canada, in January and will debut on FX in the fall.

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