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Chris Rock to star in Fargo: Season 4

Chris Rock in Good Hair

Story by Jack Foley

CHRIS Rock has landed a starring role in Fargo: Season 4.

The comedian, former Oscar host and actor will therefore be playing his first full-time TV role since Everybody Hates Chris, which was completed nearly a decade ago.

He commented: “I’m a fan of Fargo and I can’t wait to work with Noah Hawley.”

Season four of the critically-acclaimed Fargo will reportedly tell a story of immigration and assimilation, as well as the things people do for money.

Echoing past seasons, it’s essentially a story of decent people who find themselves part of a situation that places them in over their heads.

Production on season four will begin in 2019, although as yet there is no air date confirmed.

However, Fox has put out the following synopsis: “Season four of Fargo is set in 1950, at the end of two 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 and 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 eldest sons.”

Rock will play the head of one family, a man who 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.

He finds this uneasy peace difficult but profitable… until the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And then everything changes.

Thus far, the first three seasons of Fargo have rated among the best TV shows of the moment, with the excellent season 2 an absolute standout.