Friday, August 3, 2018

FX Renews 'Fargo' for Season 4, Chris Rock to Star

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, FX officially renewed its original anthology series Fargo for a fourth season. Moreover, Chris Rock has signed on to star in the new season. Production will begin in 2019.

The fourth season of Fargo is set in 1950, at the end of two American migrations - that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the U.S. at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York and 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-America. 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.

Rock will play 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. 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.

"I'm a fan of Fargo and I can't wait to work with Noah," said Rock.