FX's critically-acclaimed drama series Fargo is among the most beloved and critically-acclaimed shows on the air, currently in the midst of its third season on the cable network. The show hasn't been renewed for a fourth season quite yet, and as it turns out, there's a good reason for that, with FX president John Landgraf revealing that there may not be a fourth season. While the show hasn't been cancelled, the FX president revealed that another season of the show may not happen unless series creator Noah Hawley can come up with a story that is as good as the first three seasons. Here's what John Landgraf had to say about Fargo in a recent interview.
"There may never be another Fargo. Unless Noah has an idea for Fargo that he thinks he can make as good as the prior three. I think once people get to the end of this [season] they will find that it is thematically different. It's really about the moment we live in now."
Back in June, series creator and executive producer Noah Hawley revealed that there may be a big gap between Fargo Season 3 and Season 4. He also teased that he wasn't sure if there was going to be another season or not. Here's what he had to say about the future of the show in his interview from last summer.
"I guess [accumulated backstory]'s assuming there are going to be more than three years of it or more. Every time I'm in the middle of one I go, I don't know if there's another one. I know that big corporations don't usually do a mic drop after a success, but one of the things I really respect about John Landgraf and FX is we did the first one and it was a huge success, and we wouldn't have done another unless we both felt like we could equal it or top it. It was the same with this one - the bar is very high, and I don't think there has to be ten years of something to make it great. If usually you get, what, five seasons in five years? I'll probably have three seasons in five years given the first one was 16 months between seasons and this one will be 18 or 20 months between seasons. So at that point... I don't know."
Fargo Season 3 centers on Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on Emmit and his slightly younger brother Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother's shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he's been dealt, and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge.
Carrie Coon stars as Gloria Burgle, the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them. Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Ray's girlfriend, Nikki Swango, a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge. David Thewlis stars as V.M. Vargas, a mysterious loner and true capitalist whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit, whether The Parking Lot King likes it or not.
Jim Gaffigan will play Donny Mashman, Gloria's deputy at the local police department. Rounding out the cast are Scoot McNairy as Maurice LeFay, a stoner with a criminal past, Shea Whigham as Meeker County Chief of Police Moe Dammick, and Karan Soni as scientist Dr. Homer Gilruth. Fred Melamed will play Howard Zimmerman, a mover and a shaker, with a knack for spinning a yarn and making a profit, and Thomas Mann will play Thaddeus Mobley, an award-winning science fiction author. Fargo hails from Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley (creator/showrunner/writer/director), Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio. Hopefully we'll have more on the potential fourth season of Fargo soon.