When will FX’s Fargo season 4 release and what will the story be about this time? Inspired by the Coen brothers' 1996 movie Fargo, the black comedy Fargo TV series features different stories and characters for each installment, and Fargo season 4 isn't going to change that.
Created by Noah Hawley, FX's Fargo premiered in 2014 with Billy Bob Thornton as the original lead. Fargo season 1 was nominated for six Emmys, but both Fargo season 2 and Fargo season 3 were highly acclaimed and received numerous Emmy nominations themselves.
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Each of Fargo’s three seasons have been pop culture events, and the FX show is widely regarded as one of the best TV dramas. So, it's understandable that FX would want to continue with Fargo season 4.
Fargo Season 4 Release Date Info
A Fargo season 4 release date hasn't been set yet, but given that production on Fargo season 4 is expected to begin in late 2019, it should, therefore, premiere in spring 2020. The delay in Fargo season 4 is primarily due to Noah Hawley's schedule. In addition to writing and producing Fargo season 4, Hawley is currently busy wrapping up the final season of Legion as well as finishing his second movie, Lucy in the Sky.
Last year, Hawley indicated that Fargo season 4 wouldn't premiere in 2019, and that certainly seems to be the case. Both Fargo season 1 and Fargo season 3 premiered in April and followed roughly the same production schedule, so it’s likely that Fargo season 4 will also premiere in April.
Fargo Season 4 Story Details
Fargo season 4 is significant because the setting moves from to Kansas City, Missouri, for the first time. The Fargo season 4 story is going back even further than before as well, as it'll be set in the 1950s and explore the relationship between Kansas City gangsters and a black crime syndicate. Interestingly, Fargo season 2 featured members from a Kansas City crime family - namely Bokeem Woodbine's Mike Milligan and Brad Garrett's Joe Bulo - who were sent to deal with the Gerhardt family. Perhaps Fargo season 4 will tie those connections more closely together, or at least explore the history of those connections. Here's the official synopsis for Fargo season 4:
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 eldest sons.
Fargo Season 4 Cast
FX is still in the early stages of developing Fargo season 4, which means it'll be a while before a full cast list is revealed. At the moment, the Fargo season 4 cast consists only of Chris Rock, who will portray the head of the black crime syndicate that flees the Jim Crow South and finds more trouble in Kansas City.