Chris Rock joins the cast of Fargo for show's fourth season
The TV adaptation of Coen brothers classic Fargo has enjoyed some excellent casting choices since the show made its premiere in 2014, with Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton heading up Fargo's first season and Ewan McGregor delighting audiences in not one but two roles in the show's most recent third outing, but showrunner Noah Hawley has now unveiled some details of the show's upcoming fourth season, including the first major addition to the cast.
Chris Rock has become the first name attached to Season 4, which will reportedly be set in Kansas City in 1950 and see the comedian-turned-actor play the leader of a crime family caught up in migration of African-Americans from south to north in order to escape segregation, fending off his enemies as well as the arrival of an Italian-American crime syndicate.
Fargo has largely been on ice since the the show's third season ended in June last year, largely due to the fact that Hawley has had his hands full with Legion, but the showrunner is now beginning to turn his attention to Fargo's fourth season, which scheduled to begin shooting early next year. No other cast members are confirmed as yet but more announcements are expected in the coming months as preparations begin t ramp up for the show's fourth run.