FX has set its cast for the fourth season of its acclaimed anthology series Fargo, with the previously announced Chris Rock set to star alongside Jason Schwartzman, Jack Huston and Ben Whishaw.
This season will take place in 1950’s Kansas City, Missouri and revolve around two rival crime syndicates, one African-American and the other Italian-American, who have struck an uneasy peace. The official synopsis reads:
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.
Chris Rock plays 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. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes.
Along with Rock, Huston, Schwartzman and Whishaw, the season will also star Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris, Gaetano Bruon, Anji White, Francesco Acquaroli, Emyri Crutchfield, and Amber Midthunder. It is set to air on FX in 2020.