Apr. 15, 2014
Returning Series
60 min.
FX TV Network

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Each season, the series will be set in a different era and will follow a new story with new characters, limited to 10 episodes per season. The series is set in the same fictional universe as the film with a number of references made connecting the series to the film. Although each episode begins with the superimposed text: "This is a true story", this claim is completely fictional. This show offers dark humor with odd twists.

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Fargo” Season 5 adds new additions to cast.
David Rysdahl (“Nine Days”), Sam Spruell (“The North Water,” “Small Axe,” ), Jessica Pohly (“SMILF,”) and Nick Gomez (“The Walking Dead”) have all joined the fifth season of the FX anthology series.
The official description of the fifth season of the show states, “Set in 2019, when is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?”

4 weeks ago - Comment [0]

'Fargo' Renewed For Season 5

FX announced today that Fargo will be returning for a fifth season. The good news comes more than a year after the critically-acclaimed anthology drama aired Season 4. The pickup doesn't come as a huge surprise, though, as the cable network has been hinting about a return of the show for a while now.
No release date or casting information is known about Season 5, but it will be set in 2019. No real plot information has been revealed, other than a teaser that it will involve a kidnapping that is not really a kidnapping.

9 months ago - Comment [1]

'Fargo' Renewed For Season 4

FX confirmed today that Fargo will be returning for a fourth season. And while fans of the critically-acclaimed drama will surely be happy with the news of its return, they may not be too happy with the wait involved until it comes back.
The cable network has given a fall 2019 time frame for when production will likely begin, which means a 2020 premiere is probable. Season 3 aired last spring, so that will be at least three years in between seasons.
Some new information on Season 4 has been unveiled, the biggest of which is that Chris Rock has been cast in a lead role as the head of a crime family. The setting will be Kansas City, Missouri in the year 1950, as two families - Italians migrating from Italy and African Americans fleeing the south - collide, with each fighting for a piece of the American dream.

4 years ago - Comment [1]

Fargo Renewed For Season 3

FX announced today that Fargo has been renewed for a third season. Creator Noah Hawley will once again helm the Emmy Award-winning series, though it not clear whether its next installment will feature new characters in a different time period as Season 2 did.
Fargo is currently airing new episodes on Monday nights, with its critically-acclaimed second season scheduled to wrap up in mid-December. Look for Season 3 in 2016, though a premiere date has not been announced as of yet.

7 years ago - Comment [7]

Jeffrey Donovan is packing his bags for “Fargo,” and Nick Offerman could be joining him. “Burn Notice” star Donovan is nearing a deal to join the second season of FX's anthology series “Fargo,” while “Parks and Recreation” star Offerman has an offer to join the cast, though he's not currently in negotiations, multiple individuals with knowledge of the castings told TheWrap on Wednesday.

7 years ago - Comment [0]

'Fargo' Season 2 Details Revealed
At the Television Critics Association fall preview for Fargo, Noah Hawley announced, "If you were paying attention to Season 1, we made a lot of reference to Sioux Falls, [South Dakota]. That was not an accident. It will take place in 1979 and take place around ... Luverne, Minnesota and Fargo and Sioux Falls." In the first season, Lou Solverson often mysteriously referred to an incident in Sioux Falls, from when he was 33 and recently returned from the Vietnam War. Lou's father-in-law is slated to make an appearance and so will Lt. Ben Schmidt, who was also at Sioux Falls during that time.

8 years ago - Comment [0]

'Fargo' Renewed For Season 2
FX renewed Fargo for a second season. A mostly new cast will appear in a new time period and with a new crime. The 10-episode debut is scheduled for Fall 2015.

8 years ago - Comment [2]

Channel 4 Sets UK Premiere Date For 'Fargo'
FX’s event series Fargo will receive its UK premiere on Channel 4 on Sunday April 20th at 9pm, it has been announced. Written by novelist Noah Hawley, Fargo will feature an all-new “true crime” story, with the series following a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that has made the film an enduring classic.

8 years ago - Comment [4]

Channel 4 Aquires UK Rights To FX's Series 'Fargo'
Channel 4 has sealed a deal with MGM Television to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Fargo, the upcoming 10 episode limited event series which premieres state-side on FX on April 15th. Fargo is expected to air on Channel 4 in late April, shortly after it premieres in the United States. Based on the film of the same name and penned by novelist Noah Hawley, Fargo will feature an all-new “true crime” story, with the series following a new case and new characters.

8 years ago - Comment [0]

FX's 'Fargo' Adds Key & Peele As FBI Agents
Things promise to be that much funnier in FX’s Fargo, with the addition of comedic partners Key & Peele. FX has announced that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will appear on the upcoming series adaptation of the Coen Brothers masterpiece, playing Webb Pepper and Bill Budge, FBI partners who become obsessed with finding the sketchy Lorne Malvo (played by Billy Bob Thornton). Fargo debuts April 15th and Key & Peele will appear in the final four episodes of the 10-episode limited series.

8 years ago - Comment [0]

'Fargo' Sets Premiere Date
Writer and executive producer Noah Hawley explained that the 10-episode limited series Fargo will makes its small screen debut on April 15th and feature a number of true crime stories that chronicle the life/crime in the town of Fargo, ND, as well as across the border in Minnesota, much like the 1996 Coen brothers movie on which the series is based. Billy Bob Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo (originally portrayed by Steve Buscemi) while Sherlock's Martin Freeman steps into the part of bumbling salesman, Lester Nygaard, which was played by William H. Macy.

8 years ago - Comment [0]

FX's 'Fargo' Casts Bob Odenkirk And Glenn Howerton
'Fargo' has nabbed actor Bob Odenkirk in a role, it has been announced. Odenkirk will play Deputy Bill Olson, a Bemidji, Minn., deputy with seniority over his younger, smarter fellow deputy. The other major casting news for 'Fargo' is actor Glenn Howerton, will play a character named Don Chumph, described as an ambitious personal trainer.

9 years ago - Comment [0]

Kate Walsh Joins Cast Of FX's 'Fargo'
Kate Walsh has booked herself a trip to 'Fargo.' The 'Private Practice' star will play Gina, a trophy wife and mother of twin boys, in FX’s upcoming limited series. The 10-episode project, inspired by Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1996 film of the same name, will feature a new true crime story and new characters.

9 years ago - Comment [1]

Colin Hanks Joins Cast Of 'Fargo'
Colin Hanks has joined FX’s new limited series 'Fargo.' Inspired by Joel and Ethan Cohen’s 1996 cult-hit film of the same name, the Noah Hawley-penned project will feature a new true crime story, as well as new characters. Hanks will play a lawman who is forced to choose between his personal safety and his legal duties when he encounters a killer.

9 years ago - Comment [0]

Martin Freeman To Star In FX's 'Fargo'
FX has just signed Martin Freeman to topline (alongside Billy Bob Thornton) their new 10 episode "limited series" based on the 1996 Coen Brothers film 'Fargo.' The series will be telling a brand new true-crime tale set in the same North Dakota town of Fargo. Freeman will portray Lester Nygaard, an insurance salesman constantly harassed by his nagging wife.

9 years ago - Comment [0]
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