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Oh Wow, Chris Rock Will Lead Fargo Season 4

The comic will play a crime boss in the next installment of FX's anthology series

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Liam Mathews

Chris Rock is heading to Fargo.

Well, Kansas City, to be exact, which is where Season 4 of the acclaimed FX limited series will be set. FX announced Friday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour that Fargo has officially been picked up for another installment that will start production next year.

FX's official description is worth reprinting in full, because it sounds fascinating:

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Rock's character might be the father of Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine), one of the antagonists of Season 2, a black enforcer for the white Kansas City mafia who went to Fargo in 1979 to deal with the Gerhardt crime family.

Creator Noah Hawley has said that they need to wait for the winter to shoot Fargo. With the confirmation that it's going into production next year, it's likely that Season 4 won't premiere until 2020, about three years after Season 3, which starred Ewan McGregor and was set in 2010.