BEVERLY HILLS

Aw jeez, we just can't get enough of "Fargo."

FX president John Landgraf announced on Monday that the cable network is going forward with a second installment of the quirky miniseries.

The new chapter of the "Fargo" story will feature an all-new cast of characters, a different time period and a new "true crime" story that will unfold over the course of 10 episodes. It will again be penned by executive producer and writer Noah Hawley.

The first edition of "Fargo," inspired by the 1996 Coen brothers classic, was a critical and ratings success. Earlier this month, the series racked up 18 Emmy nominations, an FX record.

"We could not be more proud of 'Fargo,'" said Landgraf. "Noah's audacious, bordering on hubristic, riff on my favorite Coen brothers film ... was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment."

Among the "Fargo" Emmy nominations were nods for best movie or miniseries, lead actors Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman and supporting actor and actress Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman.

No air date is set yet for Season 2 of "Fargo," but Landgraf said it wouldn't premiere until fall 2014, at the earliest.

In other FX news, the network ordered a fifth season of offbeat comedy "Louie," due next spring. The season will consist of seven episodes.


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