FX has finally announced additional details on the much anticipated fourth season of Fargo. Chris Rock was previously announced to star in season four, and now we know who’ll be starring alongside him in the critically acclaimed series.
Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris, Gaetano Bruno, Anji White, Francesco Acquaroli, E’myri Crutchfield, and Amber Midthunder are confirmed for season four which is expected to begin shooting this fall in Chicago.
FX is targeting a 2020 premiere for the drama’s fourth season. The series debuted in April 2014, with season two airing in 2015. The 10 episode third season didn’t arrive until April 2017.
Fargo is based on the award-winning film of the same name. The series was created by Noah Hawley who serves as showrunner, writer, and director. Hawley and his production company 26 Keys will lead the creative team once again, with Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (writers/directors of the feature film) serving as executive producers. Warren Littlefield also returns to executive produce.
Fargo Season 4 New Characters:
- JACK HUSTON (Boardwalk Empire) as “Odis Weff”
JASON SCHWARTZMAN (Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later) as “Josto Fadda”
BEN WHISHAW (Mary Poppins Returns) as “Rabbi Milligan”
JESSIE BUCKLEY (Beast) as ”Oraetta Mayflower”
SALVATORE ESPOSITO (Gomorrah) as “Gaetano Fadda”
ANDREW BIRD as “Thurman Smutney”
JEREMIE HARRIS (Legion) as “Leon Bittle”
GAETANO BRUNO as “Constant Calamita”
ANJI WHITE (The Chi) as “Dibrell Smutney”
FRANCESCO ACQUAROLI as “Ebal Violante”
E’MYRI CRUTCHFIELD (Roots) as “Ethelrida Pearl Smutney”
AMBER MIDTHUNDER (Hell or High Water) as “Swanee Capps”
The Season 4 Plot:
“In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy — that of exploitation, graft and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their youngest sons.
Chris Rock plays the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his youngest boy to his enemy, and who must in turn raise his enemy’s son as his own. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It’s a story of immigration and assimilation, and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, Fargo.”