The first season was a surprise critical smash last year, winning plaudits in both the USA and UK for its offbeat, black humour and outstanding performances by Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and newcomer Allison Tolman.
The second season is set in 1979 and focuses on Lou Solverson, the father of Molly Solverson (Tollman) in the original series. Keith Carradine played Lou in the first season, but the younger and fresher-faced version in the new season will be played by Patrick Wilson. Ted Danson (Cheers) and Kirsten Dunst (the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films) will also have major roles. The second season will revolve around a disturbing and important case mentioned several times in the original series.