After COVID-19 delay, Chris Rock-led season of FX’s ‘Fargo’ to premiere Sept. 27

  • Thu Aug 13th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

By Karu F. Daniels

New York Daily News

Following its COVID-19-related delay, “Fargo” is finally returning to the airwaves.

The Emmy Award-winning drama series will return for a fourth season with a two-episode premiere on Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. EDT.

In March, the limited anthology series was rescheduled from its original April 19 premiere due to the coronavirus crisis.

This season, the popular FX drama is set in 1950 Kansas City and follows two criminal syndicates fighting for a piece of the American dream.

The most interesting twist for this iteration is the addition of a Black clan into the murky mayhem.

Cast against type, comedian Chris Rock takes a dramatic turn as a crime boss named Loy Cannon, whose uneasy truce with his Italian mafia counterpart is tested with deadly results.

The cast joining Rock for this 11-episode season includes Emmy Award winner Glynn Turman, Jeremie Harris, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Schwartzman, Corey Hendrix, James Vincent Meredith, Salvatore Esposito and Ben Whishaw.

Based loosely on the Oscar-winning 1996 Coen Brothers film of the same name, Noah Hawley’s series has become a magnet for top notch acting talent. Billy Bob Thornton, Jean Smart, Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson, Bokeem Woodbine and Ewan McGregor have starred in previous seasons.

“Fargo” can also be found at FX on Hulu, a day after its FX airdate.