“Orange is the New Black” Star Uzo Aduba Reportedly Joining FX’s “Fargo”

Uzo Aduba, star of the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, is reportedly joining the cast of FX’s drama series Fargo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Aduba, who has won two Emmy awards, will be picking up her second role with the network. She also plays a role in the limited series Mrs. America.
  • There have not been many details released on her role but we do know she will be playing a character named Zelmare Roulette.
  • The fourth season of the anthology series will be set in Kansas City in 1950 and will focus on two crime syndicates, one Italian and one African American, who have struck an uneasy peace held together by the two families exchanging their youngest sons.
  • Aduba joins a cast headed by Chris Rock, who will play the head of one of the families.
  • The rest of the cast will include:
    • Ben Whishaw
    • Jack Huston
    • Jason Schwartzman
    • Jessie Buckley
    • Salvatore Esposito
    • musician Andrew Bird
    • Jeremie Harris
    • Gaetano Bruno
    • Anji White
    • Francesco Acquaroli E'myri Crutchfield
    • Amber Midthunder
  • Whishaw will play Rabbi Milligan, who suggests a connection to the show’s second season in which Bokeem Woodbine played Kansas City mob enforcer Mike Milligan.
  • No premiere date has been set for season four of Fargo, but it is set to air sometime in 2020.

ICYMI – More FX news:

  • FX has released a full trailer and several teasers for the upcoming ninth season of the hit horror series American Horror Story.
  • Disney has started warning Dish Network subscribers that there is a looming contract deadline with National Geographic and FX and the networks could go dark on the satellite TV provider.
  • FX is bringing back American Crime Story for a third season. Imeachemnt: American Crime Story will focus on the mid 1990’s sex scandal surrounding the Bill Clinton presidency.
  • FX has picked up another season of their acclaimed drama series, Snowfall, as well as their hit comedy series Atlanta.