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Find Didsbury scenes in new Fargo season now streaming

The central Alberta town of Didsbury has been featured frequently in Fargo TV series
Season 5 of Fargo is now streaming. Screenshot/Facebook/FX

DIDSBURY - Season 5 of FX’s Fargo started streaming this week and Didsbury’s economic development officer has some insight into what to watch for if viewers are looking for scenes shot in the central Alberta town.

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,” reads a teaser for the show’s new season, which was also shot in Calgary, High River and Didsbury.

The first and second episodes started streaming on Hulu Tuesday.

Didsbury is no stranger to being under the spotlight in the television adaptation of the crime thriller movie that was originally released in 1996.

“Didsbury has been featured frequently in the Fargo TV series,” said Alexandra Ross, Didsbury’s economic development officer and strategic operations coordinator.

“We were thrilled to have Fargo back in Didsbury for their season 5 production,” she added in response to questions emailed by the Albertan.

Asked how prominently the town will be featured in Season 5, she said, “Didsbury will mainly appear in the hospital scenes. The hospital was the main location utilized in Didsbury for the production this season.”

“We are hoping there will be many more seasons and with that the opportunity for Didsbury to play a ‘role’,” she said.   

Ross said welcoming production teams back demonstrates the region’s potential and overall appeal for filmmakers.

“It means we are a match for their scenes and locations in their screenplays,” she said. “In addition, we are affordable and most importantly we are flexible and able to cater to their needs.”

Responding to another question regarding whether there might be other projects already on the docket, she said there currently are some inquiries for smaller productions through the Mountain View Regional Film Office, a collaboration of area municipalities.

“However, due to the strikes within the film industry this year there were delays,” she said.

“But we are expecting productions to pick up in early 2024. We are always excited to see the film industry coming to Didsbury and the region,” she said.

“It helps our businesses as crews visit our stores and eateries. It also brings visitors to town that like to see the film locations.”

- With files from MVP Staff

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Simon Ducatel

About the Author: Simon Ducatel

Simon Ducatel joined Mountain View Publishing in 2015 after working for the Vulcan Advocate since 2007, and graduated among the top of his class from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's journalism program in 2006.
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