You would meet Molly’s mother, who was not a character in Season 1, and may learn what happened to her. There was one other person in that rodeo, Ben Schmidt [Peter Breitmayer], the lieutenant who was there.
I like the idea that somewhere out there is a big, leather-bound book that’s the history of true crime in the Midwest, and the movie was Chapter 4, Season 1 was Chapter 9 and this is Chapter 2. You can turn the pages of this book, and you just find this collection of stories. … But I like the idea that these things are connected somehow, whether it’s linearly or literally or thematically. That’s what we play around with.
I would say if the three movies that influenced Season 1 were Fargo, No Country for Old Men and A Serious Man, this year we are in Fargo, Miller’s Crossing and The Man Who Wasn’t There. So let the Internet speculation begin."
— Noah Hawley on Fargo Season 2.