CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s leading man Ted Danson (DB Russell) has been cast in the 10-episode second season of FX’s anthology miniseries Fargo. Season two will serve as a prequel for the show’s first season, and it will feature an entirely new cast. Danson will play Hank Larsson, the Sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota in 1979. The character is described as an “unflappable WWII vet who embodies a certain cowboy poetry.”
The CSI cast is currently filming the season 15 finale, which will be finished by the time Fargo starts shooting later this month. Fargo will film from January to May, which should not interfere with CSI’s schedule if the show returns for a sixteenth season.