As we have now come to expect Fargo Season 4 presents us with a new dark comedy-crime this time set in Kansas City in the 1950. Chris Rock plays the main character. He’s the head of a crime syndicate.

We are 600 miles from Fargo, North Dakota. So we are still in Fargo territory, the Midwestern United States. Among this years interesting actors you will spot Bond’s Q, aka Ben Whishaw.

Release date

Season 4 was due to be be released April 2020 but delayed due to Covid-19. In August the crew caught up with the remaining two episodes. These were completed by September 9th. So now we have the airdate on FX of this coming Sunday, September 27th, 2020. We have two episodes on the first night with the rest following weekly. In the UK, Channel 4 is again expected to screen the series but no date has yet been announced.

Here’s the trailer and lowdown of year four. Pre-release, previews are good.

Fargo Season 4 – Trailer

Fargo Season 4 – Lowdown

In 1950 Kansas City, two crime syndicates fighting for a piece of the American dream have struck an uneasy peace. Together, they control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs. Loy Cannon (Chris Rock), the head of the Black crime family, wants to cement their truce. So he trades his youngest son Satchel (Rodney Jones), to his enemy Donatello Fadda (Tommaso Ragno). Donatello is the head of the Italian mafia. In return, Donatello surrenders his youngest son Zero (Jameson Braccioforte) to Loy.

Truce Threatened

When Donatello dies in the hospital following a routine surgery, the tenuous truce is threatened. Josto Fadda (Jason Schwartzman) takes up his father’s mantle. But his efforts to stabilize the organization are undermined by his brother, Gaetano (Salvatore Esposito). He has joined the family in Kansas City after building a reputation for ruthlessness in Italy.

Fargo Season 4 - Ben Whishaw
Fargo Season 4 – Ben Whishaw as Rabbi Milligan ©2020 FX, photo by Matthias Clamer

The other Fadda men – including Ebal Violante (Francesco Acquaroli), Constant Calamita (Gaetano Bruno) and Antoon Dumini (Sean Fortunato) – must decide where their loyalties lie. Amongst the turmoil is Patrick “Rabbi” Milligan (Ben Whishaw). A man who once betrayed his own family to serve the Italians. He watches carefully to ensure his survival.

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Fargo Season 4 – Glynn Turman as Doctor Senator ©2020 FX, photo by Matthias Clamer

Sensing an opportunity, Loy tests the Faddas for weakness. He deploys his most trusted advisor, Doctor Senator (Glynn Turman). In addition he adds top lieutenants, Leon Bittle (Jeremie Harris), Omie Sparkman (Corey Hendrix) and Opal Rackley (James Vincent Meredith) to do his bidding. However, to Loy’s dismay, his oldest son Lemuel Cannon (Matthew Elam) wants no part of the family business.

Additional Characters

Intertwined with this tale of immigration, assimilation and power, are the stories of some other. One is Ethelrida Pearl Smutny (E’myri Crutchfield), the precocious 16-year-old daughter of Thurman (Andrew Bird). Another is Dibrell Smutny (Anji White), an interracial couple who own their own mortuary. We also have US Marshal Dick “Deafy” Wickware (Timothy Olyphant), a Mormon lawman; Detective Odis Weff (Jack Huston), the Kansas City cop known for his compulsive tics; and Oraetta Mayflower (Jessie Buckley), a nurse who cannot abide others’ suffering.

Fargo Season 4 - Jessie Buckley
Fargo Season 4 – Jessie Buckley as Oraetta Mayflower ©2020 FX, photo by Matthias Clamer

Production Crew

Peabody, Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning Executive Producer, Noah Hawley (creator/ writer/director), and his production company 26 Keys, leads the creative team of the latest all-new installment of the award-winning, true crime story. Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Old Man), and his production company The Littlefield Company, also serves as Executive Producer along with Joel & Ethan Coen.

Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio and international distributor.

Fargo Season 4 - Season Poster
Fargo Season 4 – Season Poster ©2020 FX