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Fargo Probably Won't Return Until 2020

Season 4 won't start shooting until next fall

Liam Mathews

In January, FX CEO John Landgraf said he was expecting a new season of Fargo in 2019. Later that day, Fargo mastermind Noah Hawley threw some cold water on that, saying that Landgraf was being a little overly optimistic. And now Entertainment Weekly has all but confirmed that Season 4 of the anthology series won't come until 2020.

Fargo executive producer Warren Littlefield told EW that the show won't start filming Season 4 until the fall of 2019, which means that while FX could rush to get them out by the end of the year, it's more likely that the show would air in 2020, three years after Season 3. As Noah Hawley told TV Guide, it's a winter show, and they need to shoot in the cold.

"We have a year, and we have a city [that Season 4 takes place in]," Littlefield said. "The plan would be to go into production and start shooting in the fall of 2019. Noah has a lot on his plate. Noah knows when it is and where it is, and he'll commence writing that after he shoots his feature [Pale Blue Dot] with Fox Searchlight this summer. So in the fall, he'll begin writing and with Fargo we generally have most of the scripts written before we go into production."

So we're in for a long summer before we get back to the Fargo winter.

In the meantime, Hawley's other show, Legion, is currently in the middle of its second season. It airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.