Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson: A Vietnam vet and State Trooper investigating a triple murder at the local Waffle Hut. Solverson is the only character who was also in Season 1 (although a much older version, played by Keith Carradine).
“This is a different Lou is a strange way,” said Wilson. “He’s fresh out of Vietnam. There’s a big change when you’re 30 or 60.”
“I think part of him is kind of saddened by what he sees and how it seems like those fellas brought the war home,” says Danson. “After World War 2 they didn’t have a murder in this town for six years and now they are falling from the trees. He’s a decent, honest good man whose intentions are good.”
“Peggy is complicated, let’s just put it that way,” says Dunst. “She has grown up in Minnesota and used to that lifestyle of having children. That’s what you do in life, you stay in the small town. She is torn between that and this other idea where she feels she can do more and be more. So she is stuck in this limbo of her imagination and what her reality is”
“He’s just trying so hard to figure out what’s going on in his wife’s mind,” says Plemons. “He can’t quite get there.”
“She is a fiercely intelligent, very strong-willed woman who is also very stoic,” says Milioti. “Still waters run very deep with her. There’s a lot going on, even though she doesn’t necessarily show it.”
“He doesn’t have a lot of work, he doesn’t have a lot to legislate in Luverne,” says Offerman. “And so he spends a lot of time at the VFW with his buddy Sonny playing cards and playing bingo and drinking. He’s a very committed drinker.”