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Scene from the tv show, Fargo

The Emmy-award winning Fargo returned to FX last week for their second season. The highly successful first season of Fargo was based on the film of the same name in atmosphere, style and location only, but you can expect the second season of the TV series to present more quirky characters and a new storyline expertly executed with dark humor and odd twists, most of which take place in early 2006.

Since the first season of Fargo, it has been filmed entirely in the Calgary region with many scenes shot in the community of Inglewood. Fargo has garnered several awards and nominations, including:

  • 18 Emmy nominations honoring local Calgarians Gail Kennedy for Makeup and Frank Laratta for his work in sound editing
  • Three Emmy wins for outstanding mini-series, directing & casting 
  • Five Golden Globe nominations with two wins for best mini-series and best actor for Billy Bob Thornton
  • A Peabody award in 2014 (which recognizes when storytelling is done well in electronic media)

The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Once again the series used Southern Alberta as a backdrop, this time including areas such as downtown Calgary, Kensington, Mount Royal, Forest Lawn and Bowness just to name a few.

For more details on the second series that airs on the FX Network in October, check out the following Behind the Scenes episode.



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BY Lissa Craig

Manager, Creative Industries

Film, Television & Creative Industries

Having worked with us for 13 years, Lissa is our longest serving employee. Most of her time spent has been in her current role ensuring film and TV crews have no permitting or logistical issues. Before joining our team, Lissa worked in the telecommunications industry.

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