Fargo season 4 is finally hitting the airwaves. FX has announced that the acclaimed series is returning on September 27. Originally, the long-awaited fourth season, which stars Chris Rock in the lead role, was slated to arrive in April. Unfortunately, the production shutdown Hollywood has been dealing with got in the way. But with filming set to resume soon, the network has revealed the new premiere date, as well as a new photo and poster.
The poster sees several rows of canned goods, which help set the stage for the 1950s era story, as well as the Kansas City setting. The photo focuses on Chris Rock's character. Though not overly telling on its own, it gives us a new look at the comedian and actor as a crime lord, which is certainly new. Noah Hawley returns to lead the creative team behind the series, which is based on the 1996 Coen brothers movie of the same name.
Fargo Season 4 centers on two criminal syndicates who are battling it out for a piece of the American dream. They have struck an uneasy peace. They control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs. To cement their truce, Loy Cannon (Chris Rock), the head of the African American crime family, trades his youngest son Satchel (Rodney Jones), to his enemy Donatello Fadda (Tomasso Ragno), the head of the Italian mafia. In return, Donatello surrenders his youngest son Zero (Jameson Braccioforte) to Loy.
Also set to feature this season are Josto Fadda (Jason Schwartzman), Rabbi Milligan (Ben Whishaw), Detective Odis Weff (Jack Huston), Oraetta Mayflower (Jessie Buckley), Ethelrida Pearl Smutny (E'myri Crutchfield), Thurman (Andrew Bird), Dibrell Smutny (Anji White) and U.S. Marshal Dick "Deafy" Wickware (Timothy Olyphant). Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid's Tale) is on board as an executive producer alongside Joel and Ethan Coen.
Filming is set to resume later this month to ensure that the production can get the episodes in the can before their scheduled air date. The gap between season 3 and 4 is significant. Fargo aired its last episode in June 2017. That means it will have been more than three years between seasons, which is far from common when it comes to a big, award-winning show such as this. But this is likely a better late than never scenario.
Fargo debuted in 2014 and was quickly met with widespread critical acclaim. Each season tells a different story, taking the anthology route, much like American Horror Story. To date, the show has won six Emmys, including Outstanding Limited Series in 2014 for its inaugural season. Fargo is set to air Sundays on FX. Season 4 will return with two back-to-back episodes on September 27, with the rest of the episodes airing weekly. Additionally, new episodes will be available the next day on Hulu, thanks to the recent FX on Hulu rollout. Be sure to check out the new image as well as the new poster from the official Fargo Twitter account.