Emmy-winning series Fargo has just landed it’s Season 4 leading man. Chris Rock is set to star in the critically-acclaimed series as the head of a crime family, according to Deadline. Season 4 will take place in Kansas City, Missouri in 1950.
“Essentially the locale will serve as the crossroads and collisions of two migrations, Italians coming from Italy and African Americans fleeing the south to escape Jim Crow, both fighting for a piece of the American dream as two controlling crime syndicates. They are at an uneasy peace controlling an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.
“Rock’s character in order to prosper has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must in turn raise his son’s enemy as his own. Then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes.”
In a statement, Rock shared his own excitement, saying, “I’m a fan of Fargo and I can’t wait to work with [series creator] Noah [Hawley].”
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