Wilson will star as Lou Solverson, who is described as a young clean-cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. Danson will play Hank Larsson, Lou’s father-in-law and the Sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. Smart will play Floyd Gerhardt, the matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family in the new episodes, which are set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. Together, Lou and Hank will investigate a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate.
The three actors join Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, who were previously announced as cast members of the 10-episode miniseries, which racked up five Golden Globe nominations for its debut installment, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman.