Brits Ben Whishaw, Jack Huston and Jessie Buckley join Chris Rock for ‘Fargo’ Season 4

Sam Ashurst
Contributor
Actor Ben Whishaw attends the European premiere of "Mary Poppins Returns" in London, Britain December 12, 2018. REUTERS/John Sibley

After a long wait, Fargo will finally return for season 4 next year, and there’s been some exciting additions to the cast.

FX have announced that a British contingent will be joining the cast, Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Ben Whishaw (Paddington), and Jessie Buckley (Taboo) will all star opposite the already-announced Chris Rock. All are major talents, and have increased our anticipation for the series significantly. Oh, and Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore) is also joining the cast, and we’re excited about him too.

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We first found out about season 4 way back in January 2018, shortly after season 3 aired. We got the announcement that Chris Rock would star in August 2018, and this is the first announcement since - which is obviously a big gap. We’re glad the show’s moving forward, and will land in 2020.

Here’s the (fairly detailed) official synopsis:

In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy — that of exploitation, graft and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their youngest sons.

Chris Rock plays the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his youngest boy to his enemy, and who must in turn raise his enemy’s son as his own. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It’s a story of immigration and assimilation, and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, Fargo.

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Fargo season 4 will broadcast on FX in 2020.