Picture it: 1950s Kansas City, Missouri; Italian immigrants land in the same area as African Americans fleeing racism and segregation in the south. Can’t a couple of crime syndicates just get along? (Not bloody likely.) And so goes the ongoing FX anthology series that’s proved Noah Hawley can produce a compelling continuation on a Coen theme.
Oh and props to whoever comes up with the hilarious character names across the Fargo-board. Let’s take a look at our Season 4 players:
Chris Rock as Loy Cannon
CHRIS ROCK as a don, you say? YES, PLEASE.
No, seriously. It’s brilliant. Rock’s Loy Cannon heads up a crime family and in some kind of bizarro “peace” deal with his Italian mafia counterpart Donatello Fadda, each mob boss hands over his eldest son to be raised by the other. Things are fairly stable until one of the bosses heads to the hospital for surgery and — Spoiler? — doesn’t make it through. Honestly though, if you’ve kept up with this series, by now you know to expect most of the players to end up on a slab before season’s end.
Timothy Olyphant as Dick ‘Deafy’ Wickware
We Justified and Deadwood devotees just can’t thank the casting gods enough for latecomer Olyphant’s addition as a “major recurring character” we know nothing about. I’ll expect swagger galore.
Uzo Aduba as Zelmare Roulette
Ben Whishaw as Rabbi Milligan (coincidentally, Bokeem Woodbine’s Season 2 character was Mike Milligan)
NOPE. “It’s no coincidence …” says Hawley.
Jack Huston as Odis Weff
Jessie Buckley as Oraetta Mayflower
Amber Midthunder as Swanee Capps
Jeremie Harris as Leon Bittle
Glynn Turman as Doctor Senator
Jason Schwartzman as Josto Fadda
Salvatore Esposito as Gaetano Fadda
Corey Hendrix as Omie Sparkman
Andrew Bird as Thurman Smutney
Emyri Crutchfield as Ethelrida Pearl Smutney
That is yet another glorious cast who we can’t wait to see, and it won’t be long now. As announced at FX’s Television Critics Association panel today, Fargo Season 4 will premiere its first two episodes April 19th, 2020.
Someone caught a cool promo, though there’s no official trailer yet.
*Updated January 10, 2020
Lo and behold, here’s the trailer! My gods, it looks fantastic.
Oh thank gods, Olyphant’s got the hat.