FX renewed the critically acclaimed limited series Fargo for a fifth season. The network’s official announcement confirmed that season five would take place in 2019, but it didn’t reveal any casting information or when we can expect new episodes to air.
The first season starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman and Keith Carradine premiered in April 2014. The second season premiered in October 2015 with Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons and Jean Smart in the lead roles . Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbarg led the cast for season three which debuted in April 2017.
The limited series’ most recent season arrived in September 2020 with Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, Jason Schwartzman, and Ben Whishaw leading the cast.
Peabody and Emmy Award winner Noah Hawley created the series and serves as writer, director and executive producer. Warren Littlefield, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Steve Stark also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions.
“Noah and Warren have thrilled and inspired fans through four brilliant chapters of Fargo and we are thrilled to announce with our partners at MGM a new chapter in what has become one of television’s best and most acclaimed series,” said Eric Schrier, President, FX EntertainmentSchrier.
“Noah Hawley is a masterful storyteller who has successfully created four entirely original seasons of one of television’s most brilliant series,” said Michael Wright, president of Scripted Television at MGM. “We can’t wait to see his vision for season five come to life with our partners at FX.”
FX released the following synopsis of Fargo Season Five:
Fargo spanned decades, towns and families, and episode five will be no different: Set in 2019, when isn’t a kidnapping a kidnapping, and if your wife isn’t yours?