FX has revealed the full cast for Fargo season 4 at comic-Con, in addition to revealing the official synopsis for the show's return. The show has been away for a couple of years now, as creator Noah Hawley has been busy with other projects. Namely, his series Legion, which is now over and done with. That gives him time to return to his small screen adaptation of the Coen brothers classic, which will see Chris Rock be joined by Jason Schwarzment, Jack Huson and more in season 4.
The news was confirmed by the network in a press release that was dropped during Comic-Con. The season 4 cast will include Jack Huston as Odis Weff, Jason Schwartzman as Josto Fadda and Ben Whishaw as Rabbi Milligan. They will be joined by Jessie Buckley as Oraetta Mayflower, Salvatore Esposito as Gaetano Fadda, Andrew Bird as Thurman Smutney, Jeremie Harris as Leon Bittle, Gaetano Bruno as Constant Calamita, Anji White as Dibrell Smutney, Francesco Acquaroli as Ebal Violante, E'myri Crutchfield as Ethelrida Pearl Smutney and Amber Midthunder as Swanee Capps. It had previously been announced that Chris Rock was set to play the lead in the upcoming season.
Fargo is an anthology series, which allows for a new cast of characters and a new setting to be introduced each season. This time around, the action is heading to the 1950s in Kansas. It will focus on migrations, criminal organizations and dicey family dealings. The official synopsis reads as follows.
"In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations, that of 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 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 youngest sons. Chris Rock plays 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."
Fargo season 1 debuted on FX in 2014 as the network was ramping up their original content slate. The series, generally speaking, has been met with acclaim. Noah Hawley returns as writer, showrunner and director for season 4. Joel and Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron serve as executive producers.
Production is set to begin this fall. It hasn't yet been revealed when the series will return on FX, but it will be back on the air sometime in 2020. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details are made available. This news was previously reported by Variety.