Kim Todd, president and founder of Original Pictures, produced the first and second seasons of Fargo in Calgary for MGM and FX and is now in production on season three.
The first season garnered the prime time Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards for best limited series, a Peabody and the David L. Wolper award from the Producers Guild of America. It stars Billy Bob Thornton (Best Actor at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards and an Emmy nomination), Allison Tolman (Best Supporting Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards plus Golden Globe and Emmy nominations) and Martin Freeman and Colin Hanks who were also nominees for the three awards.
Season 2 has, so far, picked up the Critics’ Choice award for best limited series and the David L. Wolper award from the Producers Guild of America. It stars Kirsten Dunst (Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards and a Golden Globe nomination), Patrick Wilson (Best Actor nominee at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards), Jean Smart (Best Supporting Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards), Jesse Plemons (Best Supporting Actor at the Critics’ Choice Awards) and Ted Danson. Supporting cast includes Cristin Milioti, Nick Offerman and Bokeem Woodbine, each receiving Critics’ Choice nominations in their respective categories.