Fargo appears to be assembling its team with the speed of an action movie montage, having announced Martin Freeman as a star last week, and now announcing that Colin “Please Don’t Call Me ‘Chet'” Hanks will be joining the cast as well.
Hanks will be playing Deputy Gus Grimly, which is good news after seeing him take a stab at playing a big bad in Dexter two seasons ago. It didn’t go very well at all. However, I’m willing to chalk it up to a) Dexter having become a very bad show at that point, and b) Colin Hanks being too nice to sell as a bad guy.
Putting Hanks in a Minnesota-nice atmosphere and having him portray a good guy might be the perfect digestif to mask that terrible Dexter aftertaste