Chris Rock Will Headline FX’s Fargo Season 4!

Lawrence Kim
August 4, 2018

To broker peace, an unusual truce is made - the head of either syndicate trades their eldest son to be raised by the other. The amusing man will star in season four of Fargo as the head of a black crime family in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1950, Variety reports. Regardless, with Chris Rock on board and the setting, it seems like a slam dunk that will continue the praise that each consecutive season has received over the years.

FX has ordered a fourth season of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series Fargo, with Emmy victor Chris Rock (The Chris Rock Show, Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger) onboard to star in a lead role.

"Fargo" is set to begin production next year and will premiere later in the year.

Rock's TV work has been mostly comedic; he was the narrator and executive producer for "Everybody Hates Chris" and a cast member on "Saturday Night Live", where he got his start. According to an FX press release, his role is that of "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". But then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies - and everything changes. While speaking at the Television Critics Association presentation, FX CEO John Landgraf said Hawley reached out to Rock, which resulted in the two having lunch.

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

This outing marks the biggest time jump for the series so far, as seasons one through three took place in 2006, 1979, and 2010, respectively.

Season 2 arguably brought even more star power with Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, who played a husband and wife team whose attempts to cover up a murder results in a bloody, protracted gang war and maybe an alien visitation.

The acclaimed Fargo's latest saga spins the tale of two crime families - one Italian, the other African-American, with Rock playing the boss of the latter.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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