Monday, April 19, 2021

‘Fargo’ Starring Chris Rock Gets New Premiere Date

*After being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, FX’s ”Fargo season 4 will now premiere on Sunday, Sept. 27.

The network announced in March that production on the last few episodes had been delayed to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly virus. 

“Due to the postponement of production related to the coronavirus, the fourth installment of FX’s award-winning limited series Fargo will no longer premiere on Sunday, April 19. A new premiere date will be determined once production resumes,” FX said in a statemen at the time.

Sources told TVLine that eight of Season 4’s 10 episodes were completed earlier this year. Filming will resume in Chicago later this month.

We previously reported… season 4 is set in 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, and stars Chris Rock as Loy Cannon, a crime boss who finds himself in a power struggle after two criminal syndicates — one Italian, one Black — strike peace.

READ MORE: Premiere Date for ‘Fargo’ Season 4 Delayed Amid Coronavirus Production Shut Down

“To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons. Rock will play the head of one of the syndicates, who has surrendered his son to his enemy, and who must raise his son’s enemy as his own. But then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies — and everything changes,” per Variety

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rock promised that this will be “the biggest Fargo” yet. 

“Fargo normally tells little stories that get out of hand,” he said. “They’re about ordinary people, something happens, and then we get to see how evil ordinary people can be. This is quite different. We start off gangsters, so we’re beginning with bad people, and then it escalates.”

“This is the best part I’ve ever done and, honestly, probably the best part I’ll ever have,” said Rock. “That’s how it works. Morgan Freeman is in The Shawshank Redemption. He’s amazing. He’s made a kazillion dollars since then. He never got a part that good again. When you get these great parts you have to make the most of them. Naive people will tell you, ‘There’s always tomorrow and you’ll always get another chance.” The smart people will tell you, ‘You probably get three chances at anything in life, and you’ll probably be busy for the first two chances. When you get that third one you better be f—ing ready.”

Scroll up and watch the trailer for the upcoming season. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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