Chris Rock to star in Fargo Season 4
Staff Reporter | On 04, Aug 2018
Chris Rock will star in Season 4 of Fargo.
The comedian is as well known for his acting work as his stand-up career, after starring in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, Top Five and Everybody Hates Chris. In recent years, he’s returned back behind the comedy mic, hosting the Oscars in 2016 and signing a deal with Netflix for two stand-up specials. But Rock will soon be seen in front of the camera once again with FX’s announcement that he has signed on for the lead role in its latest run of Fargo.
The anthology series, which originally starred Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, took its inspiration from the Coen brothers film of the same name, but has equally followed in their varied footsteps, taking on different tones, locations and periods with each season since.
Noah Hawley, who created the series, is once again showrunner, writer and director of the show, with FX’s recent TCA press tour panel giving us the first sense of what’s in store. Season 4 is described as a tale of “immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money”. Taking place in 1950 Kansas City, it sees an Italian and African-American crime syndicate strike a uneasy truce by trading their eldest sons. Rock will play the head of one of the syndicates, now having to raise his enemy’s son as his own. When the head of the mafia goes into hospital, though, everything changes.
“I’m a fan of Fargo and I can’t wait to work with Noah,” said Rock.
The casting marks a reunion between him and FX, after he exec-produced the network’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell back in 2012 and 2013. Production will begin in 2019, with a plan to release the season in the same year.
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