Fargo Season 5: Everything you need to know

Fargo Season 5
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If you were waiting for Fargo Season 5, here’s good news for you!

A drama series with dark humor in an insane combination. Nonetheless, viewers have found solace in it and have been binging such shows relentlessly. Fargo is definitely one such show. It is an American dark comedy crime drama that is written and directed by Noah Hawley. This highly acclaimed drama series is an anthology that is set in a specific time, place, and story with mostly new cast members. Though there had been minor overlaps, otherwise each season always had something new to offer. One more thing to note is that each of the four seasons, as of now, carries slight references to the other films of the Coen brothers.

For those who aren’t aware, the anthology series tells the tales of greed, organized crimes, and likewise stupidity. The characters are a motley bunch. The creator has assembled tragedy and humor into such a confluence that it is impossible to not love it. Consequently, it has received universal accolades.

Since each of them had their respective timelines, the story appears different. For instance, Season 1 was set in Minnesota and Noth Dakota within a time frame of January 2006 to February 2007. In Season 2, we find another set of Minnesota, Noth Dakota, and South Dakota but in the year March 1979. The third season is again set in Minnesota, primarily, but around 2010 and 2011. Season 4, however, is set in Kansas City and its time span is 1950 to 1951. 

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The anthology had four seasons so far made. Season 1, containing 10 episodes, aired on April 15, 2014. Season 2, also of 10 episodes, was released on October 12, 2015. While Season 3 with 10 episodes, premiered on April 19, 2017, Season 4, consisting of 11 episodes, was released on September 27, 2020.

Now that more than 1 year has passed. We are still waiting for a new season. Here’s everything we know about Fargo Season 5.

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Fargo Season 5 Release Date

Good news for Fargo fans for FX famed Fargo Season 5 has received its green signal and will be released late this year or early next year. Though we haven’t received any official notification with regard to premiere dates, the above is simply our speculations.

According to Deadline, FX Entertainment President Eric Schrier made a statement, “Noah and Warren have delighted and inspired fans through four brilliant chapters of Fargo and we’re thrilled to announce with our partners at MGM a new chapter of what has become one of TV’s best and most acclaimed series.” President of Scripted Television at MGM has also commented, “We cannot wait to see his vision for season five come to life with our partners at FX.”

Fargo Season 5 Trailer

As already mentioned above, Fargo Season 5is still at its developing stage. Hence we do not have a trailer to share with you. While you patiently wait for the trailer and premiere date of Season 5 to drop, here’s the trailer for Season 4 to watch.

Fargo Season 4 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Fargo Season 5: What can we expect?

Fargo Season 5 will be set in Minnesota but in the year 2019. The plot will be dealing with a very serious question ‘when is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?’ Intriguing much? Creator Noah Hawley has opened up to Deadline, in May, about his intentions.

He said, “I don’t think anyone will write about Minnesota in the same way again after the events of the last couple of years.” He also added, “It’s definitely not going back to ‘Oh look at these jolly, carefree white folk in their small towns’.”

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For the unversed, the series was created by Noah Hawley, who is also the director and the executive producer. This show is based on Joel and Ethan Coen’s written and directed film of the same name. Apart from Coens, Warren Littlefield along with his The Littlefield Company, Kim Todd, Steve Stark of Tolucca Pictures, and Vincent Landay executive produce the show. Also, Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Television. MGM is their official studio and is responsible for international distribution. 

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Fargo Season 5 Cast

So far, Fargo seasons have been blessed by the appearance of varied actors that had enriched the series in its entirety. Previously we have seen that Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, and Billy Bob Thornton star in Season 1, Kristen Dunst, Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson in Season 2, Ewan McGregor, and Carrie Coon in Season 3, and Ben Whishaw, Chris Rock in Season 4. Since the renewal of the show for its fifth installment, fans are curious to know who will be cast in this upcoming season.

According to Variety, Jon Hamm, Juno Temple, and Jennifer Jason Leigh are decided to play the lead roles in Fargo Season 5. Further details of their characters are still not disclosed apart from the name of their characters– Roy, Dot, and Lorraine respectively. 

This is all we have got. Fans cannot sit calmly now that Fargo Season 5 has been announced. Keep an eye on this space for more new details.