Wilson will play the younger version of Lou Solverson, the character played by
Danson will play a county sheriff and World War II vet and Smart will play the matriarch of a powerful Minnesota crime family assuming the seat of power now that her husband is dying.
Supporting performers in the new season will include
The performers will join the previously announced pair of Kirsten Dunst and
Noah Hawley, who wrote the first season, will return to write the 10-episode second season that begins production in Alberta, Canada on Jan. 19.
The new season will follow a notable period early in Solverson's career as a policeman when he investigated a case between a local crime gang and a mob syndicate.
The series, which is nominated for five Golden Globes at Sunday's awards, will return to FX in the fall.