Another exciting announcement from the Television Critics Association press tour — comedian Chris Rock has been tapped to join season four of Fargo.
Rock will join the upcoming installment of the Noah Hawley anthology after nearly a decade since he held the role of TV series regular. Rock shared his excitement saying, “I’m a fan of Fargo and I can’t wait to work with Noah.”
Here is the network’s official description: “Season four of Fargo is set in 1950, at the end of two 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 and 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.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rock will play the head of one family, 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.
Hawley will return as showrunner writer and director, while Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield, and John Cameron have also served as executive producers. Production on the upcoming installment will begin in 2019, however, no return date has been determined.