Proving that it won't fit into any one groove, the second season of 'Fargo' will be taking place back in 1979. Patrick Wilson will be playing Lou Solverson, who was portrayed by Keith Carradine in the modern day iteration of the first season. Also in the cast are Cristin Milioti, Nick Offerman, Ted Danson, and Jean Smart. But the big Toobishy casting news? Bruce Campbell, the "Chin" himself, will be playing Ronald Reagan, the Republican candidate for President.
I'm assuming it will be a one-shot guest appearance as Reagan makes a campaign stop in town, but who knows? According to FX CEO John Landgraf: "Some of the characters have some interactions with him. And some of his movies are also a part of the show. A lot of what it’s about is the cultural transformation that was going on at the time."
Apparently Reagan's campaign fits into the narrative themes for 'Fargo', according to Landgraf.
This would mark Reagan's third fictional appearance in Earth Prime-Time; the other two were in "Bloodlines", an episode of paranois-infused alien invasion timeline series 'Dark Skies', and as just his voice in "Smaller Than Life", an episode of 'Magnum, P.I.'