'Fargo' season 4: Release date, plot, cast, and everything else about the anthology series

While we wait on the channel and the producers to announce the confirmed release dates, here is everything you need to know about season 4 of 'Fargo'. 


                            'Fargo' season 4: Release date, plot, cast, and everything else about the anthology series

Fans of the black comedy crime drama series 'Fargo' have waited for a long time now for the fourth installment of the anthology to return to television. The peculiar show created and written primarily by Noah Hawley is known for its unique crime storylines fused with dark comedy and its even more peculiar characters.   

Season 3 of 'Fargo' premiered on FX on April 19, 2017, and since then, the show and the channel are only releasing news of casting - no news about when the show will be out. And this is only making fans impatient. While we wait on the channel and the producers to announce the confirmed release dates, here is everything you need to know about season 4 of 'Fargo'. 

Release date

The release date for season 4 of 'Fargo' has not yet announced. But according to a release dated July 18, 2019, provided by the channel, the show will begin production in Chicago this fall and will air on FX in 2020. 

Plot

'Fargo' is an anthology series - each season follows the course of one storyline and begins afresh the next season. Here is the official synopsis provided by the website:

'In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations - that 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, Chicago - and African American 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 youngest sons.

Chris Rock plays the role of the head of one family, a man who - in order to prosper - has surrendered his youngest boy to his enemy, and who must, in turn, raise his enemy's son as his own. It's an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It's a story of immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, 'Fargo'. 

Cast

Chris Rock plays the head of a crime family 

Chris Rock onstage at the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 30, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Chris Rock is set to play the role of the head of a crime family who has surrendered his youngest boy to his enemy, and who must, in turn, raise his enemy’s son as his own. The comedian, actor, writer, producer and director is known for his work on 'Saturday Night Live', the 'Madagascar' film series, 'Grown Ups' and 'Grown Ups 2', among other work. 

Jason Schwartzman as Josto Fadda

Jason Schwartzman attends the "Wine Country" World Premiere at Paris Theatre on May 08, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Schwartzman’s credits include 'Funny People', 'ShopGirl', 'I Heart Huckabees', 'Big Eyes', 'Saving Mr. Banks', 'Wine Country', 'Listen Up Philip', Bored to Death', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'The Darjeeling Limited' (co-written by), 'Isle of Dogs' (co-story by) as well as Wes Anderson’s latest film, 'The French Dispatch'.

Ben Whishaw as Rabbi Milligan

Ben Whishaw attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

 Whishaw just won the Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for his role in 'A Very English Scandal'. The Golden Globe, BAFTA, Emmy and Critic’s Choice Award-winning actor is best known for his leading roles in 'Paddington' 1 & 2, the James Bond films 'Skyfall' and 'Spectre', Disney’s 'Mary Poppins Returns', 'The Danish Girl', 'Perfume: The Story of a Murderer', 'Criminal Justice', 'London Spy', 'The Hollow Crown' and the upcoming 'Bond 25'.

Joining the cast is also Jack Huston, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris, Gaetano Bruno, Anji White, Francesco Acquaroli, E’myri Crutchfield and Amber Midthunder. 

Creators

Created by Noah Hawley 

Noah Hawley attends the "Lucy In The Sky" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 11, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

'Fargo' is created by Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Noah Hawley, who is the creator, showrunner, writer and director of this very distinctive show. He is also known for creating and writing 'Legion', which also airs on FX. His last film, 'Lucy in the Sky', released in theatres on October 4 and was the main reason behind the inevitable delay in a season 4 for 'Fargo'. 

'Fargo' is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio and international distributor.

Trailer

The series will be coming to television in 2020. There is no official trailer released as of yet. MEA WorldWide will update this article once the trailer is released.  

Where to watch

'Fargo' will be airing on FX. 

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