Juno Temple Grabs a Spiked Bat in First “Fargo” Season 5 Teaser

Juno Temple has taken on a vastly different role from her lovable Ted Lasso character in Keeley Jones in the upcoming fifth season of Fargo. FX has revealed a new teaser for their deliciously demented anthology series, and it reveals Temple as Dorothy “Dot” Lyon, a seemingly typical Midwestern housewife who’s made some questionable decisions in her past, a past she’s tried to outrun. This being Fargo, her past is bound to not only catch up with her but surround her in the most intrusive way possible.

The teaser finds Dot talking on the phone in her kitchen, busily attending to a meal when there’s a knock on her door. A knock is rarely a good thing in Fargo. She puts the phone down and does what any seemingly typical Midwestern housewife would do; she grabs a gun, a taser, and a spiked bat.

Fargo season 5 boasts a stellar cast surrounding Temple. Jon Hamm plays North Dakota Sheriff Roy Tillman, a man who has been searching for Dot for a long time. Sam Spruell plays Ole Munch, a drifter whom Roy enlists to help him track down Dot. David Rysdahl plays Wayne, Dot’s husband. The woman Wayne turns to for help is his mother, Lorraine Lyon, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. Lorraine is the CEO of the largest Debt Collection Agency in the country.

This is only a snapshot of who’s playing in the Fargo sandbox this season, one of our most reliably intriguing series.

Check out the teaser below. Fargo season 5 premieres on November 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX and streams on Hulu the next day.

Here’s the synopsis for season 5:

The latest installment of Fargo is set in Minnesota and North Dakota, 2019. After an unexpected series of events lands “Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lyon” (Juno Temple) in hot water with the authorities, this seemingly typical Midwestern housewife is suddenly plunged back into a life she thought she had left behind.

North Dakota Sheriff “Roy Tillman” (Jon Hamm) has been searching for Dot for a long time. A rancher, preacher and a constitutional lawman, Roy believes that he is the law and therefore is above the law. At his side is his loyal but feckless son, “Gator” (Joe Keery), who is desperate to prove himself to his larger-than-life father. Too bad he’s hopeless. So, when it comes to hunting Dot, Roy enlists “Ole Munch” (Sam Spruell), a shadowy drifter of mysterious origin.

With her deepest secrets beginning to unravel, Dot attempts to shield her family from her past, but her doting, well-meaning husband “Wayne” (David Rysdahl) keeps running to his mother, “Lorraine Lyon” (Jennifer Jason Leigh), for help. CEO of the largest Debt Collection Agency in the country, the “Queen of Debt” is unimpressed with her son’s choice in a wife and spares no opportunity to voice her disapproval. However, when Dot’s unusual behavior catches the attention of Minnesota Police Deputy “Indira Olmstead” (Richa Moorjani) and North Dakota Deputy “Witt Farr” (Lamorne Morris), Lorraine appoints her in-house counsel and primary advisor, “Danish Graves” (Dave Foley) to aid her daughter-in-law. Afterall, family is family. But Dot has an uncanny knack for survival. And with her back to the wall, she’s about to show why one should never provoke a mother Lyon.

Featured image: “FARGO” — Year 5 — Pictured: Juno Temple as Dorothy “Dot” Lyon. CR: Michelle Faye/FX


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