After three years since its last episode, Fargo is back! Season 5 takes place in Minnesota and North Dakota over the year 2019, but was it actually filmed there?
As most of you know, just because a movie or series takes place somewhere, doesn’t mean that’s where it was actually filmed. In fact, more often not, what we are seeing are green screens working their magic.
Some of the most popular filming locations include Atlanta, Ontario, spots across new Mexico, and California. Why? For starters, it’s to help keep production cost as low as possible. Still, there are many shows (and movies) that do really film where it is taking place. Is Fargo one of the few? No.
Sorry to disappoint you! But filming for season 5 did not take place in Minnesota or North Dakota. The majority of filming for Fargo season 5 was done in Canada, specifically, Calgary, Alberta. Places in this area that you may spot on the show include the High River, Didsbury Hospital, and Beiseker. The Olympic Plaza and Calgary Tower can also be seen. So, if you are in Minnesota or North Dakota and thought the setting in the first two episodes didn’t quite look right, now you know why!
This season, the story focuses on Dorothy “Dot” Lyon (portrayed by Juno Temple) as a Midwestern housewife with a dark, criminal past. In North Dakota, Sheriff Roy Tillman (Jon Hamm) has been looking for Dot for years and believes he is closer than ever to finding her. We may only be two episodes in, but this is proving to be one of the most intense chapters yet!
New episodes air on FX Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET and are available to stream the next day on Hulu. The first two episodes are now streaming. If you missed them, check them out ahead of the next release. Episode 3, titled “The Paradox of Intermediate Transactions,” premieres Nov. 28. Fargo season 5 also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Rysdahl, Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris and others.