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Ben Whishaw, Jack Huston and Jason Schwartzman join Fargo: Season 4

Ben Whishaw in Criminal Justice

Story by Jack Foley

BEN Whishaw, Jack Huston and Jason Schwartzman have joined the ensemble cast of Fargo: Season 4 alongside Chris Rock.

They will be joined by Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, musician Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris, Gaetano Bruno, Anji White, Francesco Acquaroli and E’myri Crutchfield.

Amber Midthunder, who has worked with Fargo creator Noah Hawley in Legion, will have a recurring role.

The fourth season of the anthology series will take place in Kansas City in 1950, at the end of two great migrations… that of southern Europeans to the United States and of African Americans moving away from the Jim Crow South.

In Kansas City, two crime syndicates – one Italian and one African American – have struck an uneasy peace that involves the two families exchanging their youngest sons.

Rock will play the head of one of the families, who is raising his enemy’s son as his own… a decision that is proving successful until the head of the Kansas City Mafia goes into the hospital for surgery and dies.

FX’s description of the series states: “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.”

Although each season of Fargo is designed so that it can be viewed separately, there are subtle links between each one. And this would also seem to be the case with the upcoming fourth run, given that the name of Whishaw’s character is Rabbi Milligan.

Season two of the show, set in the ’70s, featured Kansas City mob enforcer Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine).

Season four is scheduled to begin production in the autumn in Chicago with a view to being screened on FX in 2020.