‘Fargo’ Season 4 Will Begin Production in 2019 & Star Chris Rock

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03 Aug 18
'Fargo' Season 4 Will Begin Production in 2019 & Star Chris Rock

‘Fargo’ Season 4 Will Begin Production in 2019 & Star Chris Rock

Fargo will finally begin production on its 4th Season next year, and it will star Chris Rock it has been announced.

During FX Network’s TCA panel today, FX CEO, John Landgraf, gave out some details on the next instalment of the multi-award-winning anthology series. The location will be Kansas City, Missouri. The time period will be the 1950’s, at the end of two American migrations. One migration was of the 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 and Chicago. The other was the 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.

Actor/comedian Chris Rock will star as the head of one of the families who has traded his eldest son with the son of his rival in order to keep the peace. Things go rather awry when the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. From then on, everything changes. “I’m a fan of Fargo and I can’t wait to work with Noah,” commented Rock in a statement.

Chris Rock has just completed his first major stand up tour in 9 years, along with a couple of Netflix specials. He’s starred in various tv and film projects over the years including ‘Empire’, the ‘Madagascar’ movies, Kevin Smith’s ‘Dogma’, ‘Death at a Funeral’ and ‘Grown Ups’. He also created, produced and appeared in the sitcom ‘Everybody Hates Chris’, based on his teenage life.

Fargo‘ Season 4 begins production in 2019. That probably puts it at a late 2019 or 2020 premiere date, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.