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FARGO: Noah Hawley on the FX Drama’s Peabody Win

April 17, 2015 by  

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The FX drama FARGO added to its already-impressive award total this week as it was honored by 74th annual Peabody Awards as one of the top programs of the year.

“It was a total surprise,” FARGO creator Noah Hawley shared on the set of the show’s second year. “It was humbling, the amount of recognition we’ve received…It’s getting harder to make something timeless. The idea of not just a flash-in-the-pan, zeitgeist moment, some kind of cultural impact that you feel when people look back at this year, this decade, you feel you made some impact. You look at those 100 best movie list and it’s CITIZEN KANE and THE GODFATHER, and you wonder if those movies were being made today, would they be at the top of the list? We have so much material coming at us all the time; the idea we could cut through was meaningful.”

For the show’s second “season” the series will be set in 1979, in the same world, and will revolve around an incident that was mentioned by Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson in the first year…and will feature an entirely new cast. (Patrick Wilson plays a younger Lou in season 2.) And with FARGO’s latest award coming as the show is deep in production in the second year, Hawley’s new cast had a bit of fun with him when the award was announced.

“Ted [Danson, who plays Hank in season 2] was like, ‘We won this preemptively for next year, right?'” Hawley laughed. “And I was like, ‘Yes, that’s what happened. We won a preemptive Peabody for your performance.’ The stakes are high with the different [story] we’re making this year, but everybody is invested in it. We’ll be compared to ourselves, but it’s an apples and oranges situation. We’ll see what happens! I don’t take any of it for granted.”

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