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Fargo renewed for third season, but will it return to Alberta?

Fargo renewed for third season, but will it return to Alberta?
 Courtesy, FX Patrick Wilson in Fargo.

FX has renewed the critically acclaimed and darkly comic crime series Fargo for a third season, but there is no guarantee that it will be filmed in Calgary.

The network announced that a third instalment has been ordered, but so far there is no word on where it will be shot. The first and second seasons were based out of Calgary and shot in various areas of the city and around southern Alberta.

“It is being discussed,” said Chad Oakes of Calgary-based Nomadic Pictures, local producers of Fargo. “Discussions began a few weeks back and everybody is hopeful, on both sides, that we will be returning to Alberta.”

No details were given about the nature of the discussions.

In 2013, Alberta beat out Manitoba for Fargo. Season 1 starred Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton and won three Emmy Awards. It shot in Calgary, Drumheller, Bragg Creek and High River.

Season 2, which is currently airing Mondays on FX Canada, stars Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson and Kirsten Dunst. It was shot in Calgary, Fort Macleod and High River among other Alberta locations.

No information about plot or cast has been confirmed for the third season.

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