Fargo: Bruce Campbell to Play Ronald Reagan In Season 2

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Not only is cult favorite Bruce Campbell headed back to TV for the Starz series Ash Vs. Evil Dead, but he's also just joined Season 2 of FX's acclaimed Fargo.

 

As revealed by TVLine, Campbell will play former president Ronald Reagan. And since Season 2 takes place in the late '70s, and stars Patrick Wilson as a younger version of character Lou Solverson (played by Keith Carradine in Season 1), Campbell's Reagan will be a Reagan on the presidential campaign trail.

“[Reagan]’s on his first campaign [and he] makes a swing through Fargo," FX Networks CEO John Landgraf mentioned a few months back. "Some of the characters have some interactions with him. And some of his movies are also a part of the show.”

Campbell's Burn Notice co-star Jeffrey Donovan is also a part of Season 2, playing a hot-headed son of local mobster (played by Jean Smart). It's unknown at this time if the two will have scenes together.

Campbell actually appeared in the Coen's 1996 Fargo film in a cameo role as the star of a soap opera that would often play in the background of scenes. A longtime friend of the Coens, Campbell's also had small roles in a number of their films, including The Hudsucker Proxy, Intolerable Cruelty and The Ladykillers.

Source: IGN.com