Chris Rock to Headline Fourth Season of “Fargo”

Fargo will be getting a fourth season and has an official start date for production. The announcement came today at the Television Critics Association.

What’s happening:

  • According to Deadline, Fargo creator Noah Hawley, “has finally found a date for production to start on the fourth season” of anthology drama series.
  • Earlier today at the TCA, FX’s John Landgraf, said that the show will begin production this winter. He also said that as the network would keep making the show for as long as Hawley is interested.
  • The fourth season will star Chris Rock, as the head of a crime family.
  • Deadline says that the show’s executive producer, Warren Littlefield, told them last year that the setting for season four would be Kansas City in 1950.

About season four:

  • “The city will serve as the crossroads and collisions of two migrations, Italians coming from Italy and African Americans fleeing the south to escape Jim Crow, both fighting for a piece of the American dream as two controlling crime syndicates. They are at an uneasy peace controlling an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.”

What they’re saying:

  • John Landgraf of FX: “We’ve actually now heard the season pitch for the fourth season of Fargo; Noah’s writing it and I read the first scripted and loved it. I didn’t know if it would go past one season [but] as long as he can come up with fantastic ideas, we’ll make theme forever if he keeps coming up with them.”
  • Noah Hawley to Deadline in 2017: “Please don’t tell people this is the end.”