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Illustration for article titled FXs emFargo/em adds Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, and more to make it like a real city, yeah?

FX has already cast Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, and Colin Hanks into the cold for its Fargo series, but the show based on the Coen brothers’ film is really filling up its cast, as there are slightly more than three people in the North Dakota/Minnesota area. Indeed, there are at least 11 more, as the network has announced the addition of Bob Odenkirk as Deputy Bill Olson of Bemidji, MN; Sordid Lives’ Allison Tolman as his “younger, smarter, more ambitious” fellow deputy; Oliver Platt as “Stavros Milos, the Supermarket King of Minnesota;” Private Practice’s Kate Walsh as a former stripper and mother to twin boys; It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Glenn Howerton as the awesomely named “Don Chumph,” a personal trainer; Ramona And Beezus’ Joey King as the daughter of Colin Hanks’ Duluth deputy; A Serious Man’s Peter Breitmayer as Hanks’ superior officer; Tom Musgrave as the boss to Martin Freeman’s insurance salesman; The Master’s Josh Close as Freeman’s brother; and finally, There Will Be Blood’s Russell Harvard and The Hebrew Hammer’s Adam Goldberg as, respectively, “Mr. Wrench” and “Mr. Numbers” of the Fargo Crime Syndicate. So, that’s 14 people right there—plenty enough for Fargo. It’s not some big to-do like Minneapolis.


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