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Person of Interest: Fargo's Josh Close to Recur During 'Best Season Ever'

Person of Interest will feature at least one fresh face during its upcoming season.

Josh Close, who played brother to Martin Freeman’s Lester Nygaard during Season 1 of FX’s Fargo, will recur on Season 5 the CBS drama, co-showrunner Greg Plageman told TVLine on Saturday night at a party celebrating the series’ 100th episode.

Plageman offered no details on Close’s role, other than to say he plays a “very interesting” character — in what is poised to be the series’ strongest season to date, in the opinion of several cast members I spoke to at the soiree.

“I honestly can say that Season 5 is the best season we’ve ever had,” Kevin Chapman, who plays Fusco, effused. “The action, the performances, the subject matter…. Everything. They’ve really gone above and beyond.”

In addition to Fargo, Close’s previous TV credits include ABC’s The Unusuals and episodes of The Blacklist, 12 Monkeys, Legends and Justified.

POI‘s 13-episode Season 5 will premiere sometime at midseason.

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