'Fargo' Season 4: Meet Chris Rock, Jason Schwartzman, Jack Huston, Jeremie Harris and cast of FX’s crime drama
“This is the best part I’ve ever done and, honestly, probably the best part I’ll ever have,” Rock said of the season that is set in Kansas City, Missouri, in the 1950s
The fourth season of ‘Fargo’, the anthology black comedy–crime drama television series created by Noah Hawley, brings with it a new set of actors who will take viewers on a journey that will make them question constructs like good, evil, right, wrong, and more. After stalwarts like Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Carrie Coon, and David Thewlis, the latest one to join the ranks in Noah Hawley’s ‘Fargo’ is comedian Chris Rock.
As per the synopsis for ‘Fargo’ Season 4 released by FX: “In 1950, at the end of two great 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, 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 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.”
Unlike previous seasons of ‘Fargo’, however, at least as per the trailer, season 4 seems to have no police protagonist. According to Hawley, this season features the biggest cast of any ‘Fargo’ season so far with at least 25 main characters. So, let’s take a look at some of the actors who will dazzle us this season:
Chris Rock as Loy Cannon
The 54-year-old American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director is undoubtedly one of America’s most-loved comics. A cast member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the early 1990s, Rock has made a name for himself with comedy films like ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’, ‘Dr. Dolittle’, ‘Osmosis Jones’, the ‘Madagascar’ series, ‘The Longest Yard’, and ‘Death at a Funeral’.
“This is the best part I’ve ever done and, honestly, probably the best part I’ll ever have,” Rock said of the series. “That’s how it works. Morgan Freeman is in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. He’s amazing. He’s made a kazillion dollars since then. He never got a part that good again. When you get these great parts you have to make the most of them.”
Jason Schwartzman as Josto Fadda
The 39-year-old American actor, screenwriter, executive producer, and musician is best known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson. These films include ‘Rushmore’, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, and ‘Isle of Dogs’.
Timothy Olyphant as Dick ‘Deafy’ Wickware
The 51-year-old American actor and producer is best known for his performances in films like 'Scream 2', 'Go', 'A Man Apart' and 'The Girl Next Door'. On the television front, he is known for HBO's 'Deadwood', FX's 'Justified', and Netflix's 'Santa Clarita Diet'.
Jeremie Harris as Leon Bittle
The American actor has previously worked with showrunner Hawley on a different but equally critically acclaimed show -- ‘Legion’, Where he played the role of Ptonomy Wallace. His other acting credits include films and television shows like ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’, ‘Bushwick’, ‘Love Beats Rhymes’, ‘The Get Down’, and more.
Jack Huston as Odis Weff
The 37-year-old British actor is perhaps best known for his role as Richard Harrow in the HBO television drama series ‘Boardwalk Empire’. Most recently, he appeared in a negative role in the horror film ‘Antebellum’. Huston has also received critical acclaim for his role as Pete Musane in the 2013 film ‘American Hustle’. His other notable works include ‘Ben-Hur’, ‘The Irishman’, ‘Kill Your Darlings’, ‘Mr. Mercedes’, ‘Manhunt: Deadly Games’, and more.
Glynn Turman as Doctor Senator
The 73-year-old American stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer is known for his roles as Lew Miles on the prime-time soap opera ‘Peyton Place’, retired Army colonel Bradford Taylor on the ‘A Different World’, and Baltimore mayor Clarence Royce in ‘The Wire’. In a career that spans nearly 60 years, Turman has played roles in several films and television shows like ‘J. D.'s Revenge’, ‘Burlesque’, ‘Super 8’, ‘Gremlins’, ‘ Bumblebee’, ‘Ceremonies in Dark Old Men’, ‘Big Apple’, ‘House of Lies’, and more.
Emyri Crutchfield as Ethelrida Pearl Smutney
The American actor from New Orleans, Louisiana, began taking acting classes at the age of eight. In 2014, she was among a small group selected from thousands to attend the Nickelodeon Groundling Sketch Comedy training in Los Angeles. Crutchfield made her prime-time television debut in 2016 as the teenager Kizzy in the series, ‘Roots’. Her work was nominated for a 2017 NAACP image award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series). Her acting credits include ‘The Kicks’, ‘True Detective’, ‘Tell Me Your Secrets’, ‘Burning Cane’, and more.
‘Fargo’ is set to premiere on September 27, on cable network FX.