Fargo Elects Bruce Campbell to Play Ronald Reagan in Season 2

Bruce Campbell Ronald Reagan

Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan?! Oh, you betcha.

The Burn Notice vet has been cast as a pre-POTUS Reagan in Fargo‘s forthcoming second season, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Taking place in the late 1970s, Season 2 — a prequel to Season 1 that stars Patrick Wilson as a younger version of Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson — is set against “the cultural transformation that was going on at that time,” as well as Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States, previewed FX Networks CEO John Landgraf back in January. “He’s on his first campaign [and he] makes a swing through Fargo. Some of the characters have some interactions with him. And some of his movies are also a part of the show.”

It’s unclear if one of those folks interacting with Campbell’s Gipper will be former Burn Notice co-star Jeffrey Donovan, who is set to recur in Fargo‘s second season.

Campbell, who recently signed on to reprise his role as Ash in Starz’ 10-episode Ash Vs. Evil Dead series, will appear in one episode.

Fun fact: Campbell made an unbilled cameo in the big-screen Fargo. In the kidnappers’ cabin, he can be briefly seen on the TV.

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  1. wrstlgirl says:


  2. fringe30 says:

    Awesome news!!!!! Is Jeffery Donovan in this as well or was just a rumor?

  3. Amanda says:

    Awesome casting news! I can’t wait until Fargo come back!!

  4. Luv Bruce Campbell. He did a fantastic turn as Santa Claus on The Librarians this year.

  5. Pop Vulture says:

    “The Burn Notice vet?” Really? While technically true… not among his most iconic roles.

  6. retsim says:

    Nice one to see him again.

  7. BeaAnn44 says:

    Awesome. I can’t wait for Fargo to come back. The first season was so well done. And I was love Bruce Campbell and I was a big Burn Notice Fan, so it will be interesting to see if the characters he and JD play will cross paths. Either way, it will be good, I’m sure.