FX has officially ordered season four of Fargo with Chris Rock starring as one of the show’s two leads.
Rock gave a statement to The Wrap, saying, “I’m a fan of Fargo and I can’t wait to work with Noah.” Rock already has ties to FX through the standup comedy television series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which he executive produces.
Fargo follows an anthology format, with each season set in a different era, along with a different story and new characters and cast, although there has been minor overlap in the past. Previous seasons of the series have starred Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Billy Bob Thornton, and Ewan McGregor.
Inspired by the Coen Brothers movie of the same name, FX’s Fargo centers around the troubled lives of small-time criminals in the American Midwest. Season four will be set in the 1950s. Centering around two criminal families in Kansas City, one Italian American and one African American, who strike an unusual peace pact in order to thrive financially. However, following the death of Kansas City’s mafia kingpin, the pact becomes strained, leading to unexpected consequences based wholly around the series’ central theme: greed.
Rock will be starring as one of the two families’ patriarchs. There’s currently no word on who will star as the opposing patriarch to Rock’s character, or any other casting details.
While Fargo has explored different time periods over the past three seasons (season one took place in 2006, season two in 1979, and season three in 2010), the fourth season will draw the series back the furthest, with the intent on exploring immigration and assimilation in the 1950s.
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Source: Screen Rant