It’s been over a year since Fargo Season 3 ended. With creator Noah Hawley hard at work on Legion, it wasn’t clear exactly when the next installment of the anthology series would come. Finally, though, there’s some news–and it’s big.
FX announced at the TCA press tour that Season 4 of Fargo will go into production in 2019 and star legendary stand-up comedian Chris Rock. According to a press release, the new season will be set in 1950 Kansas City, as two criminal families–one African American, the other Italian–work together to control organized crime. As part of their alliance, though, they’ve agreed to trade their eldest sons.
The actor’s joining the series marks his first series regular role since being the voice of the narrator on Everybody Hates Chris, a show he also created. In Fargo, he plays “the head of one family, a man who–in order to prosper–has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must, in turn, raise his son’s enemy as his own,” the release says. “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.”
As usual, it sounds like the next season of Fargo is going to be a wild ride, and it’s one that cannot come soon enough. Of course, given that it won’t go into production until sometime next year, there’s no telling when it will actually be released. Perhaps the third season of Legion, which was ordered by FX in June, will film and be released first.
No other casting details about the new season have been announced.