Something wicked comes this way. Series creator and writer Noah Hawley (Legion) of the FX series Fargo confirmed that the fifth season is coming, just not until next year, via Deadline.
During a virtual SXSW chat, Hawley announced that season five of the midwest crime drama is coming slowly but surely. Deadline picks up his statement: “It will happen, but I’m not in a place where I’m writing on that yet, but I’m definitely excited to do one on some level. I have to store up ten hours of what there is to say, so I have my notepad and keep writings things down…I’ll get to it in the next year.”
Fargo is an anthology series adapted from the 1996 movie written and directed by the Coen Brothers (No Country for Old Men). It won several oscars including Best Actress for Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri). Each season of the series features a new cast of actors as they play ordinary people dealing with murder and crime throughout the midwest, ranging from Minnesota to Fargo to Kansas City.
Season four of Fargo aired this past fall and met several roadblocks along the way. Production was about to finish shooting when COVID-19 forced everything to shut down, and the April 2020 premiere date was pushed to September 2020. It finished airing its 11-part season in November. Detailing organized crime in Kansas City during the 1950s, it was a star studded cast including Chris Rock (Grown Ups), Jason Schwartzman (Bored to Death), Timothy Olyphant (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood), and Jessie Buckley (I’m Thinking of Ending Things).
With each season telling a new story, there is typically at least a year or even two between each season’s airing. Fans can rest easy now knowing that the midwest crime series will continue on, even if it takes awhile.