You may have been as dismayed as I was when writer-producer Noah Hawley said that with writing duties on season two of Legion and a feature film in the works, Fargo season 4… but there’s good news on the snowy, North Dakotan horizon:
Enter chairman of the show’s broadcaster FX, John Langraf who told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California: “Noah Hawley, who has become quite a busy bee… has told us that he has an idea that excited me enormously for a fourth cycle of Fargo and the plan is to have that ready in 2019. The anticipation is there will be another cycle of Fargo in 2019.”
Hawley himself later added “Unfortunately, I can’t really tell you anything about that… It’s still early for me. I really love that world. But it’s still very much a question for me of making sure there’s something left to say about it, and balancing tone. I never want it to be something that people go, ‘Oh that thing, it’s the accents and the funny crime show.’ Yeah, it’s still very much a work in progress.”
While season one of that funny crime show was like drinking Coen Brothers Lite (Hawley’s writing naïveté showed) season two was an absolute joy to behold and season three was a less thrilling but more cerebral mini-masterpiece. So what might Fargo season 4 hold?
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FARGO SEASON 4
Well, each season of Fargo has built in size and scope. What began with Billy Bob Thornton’s cold-blooded killer and Martin Freeman doing his best to mimic William H. Macy’s Jerry Lindegaard and as Hawley becomes more and more noticed, I think the show will attract bigger names than even Kirsten Dunst, Carrie Coon, Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
The location is surely a must – I’ve seen talk from reviewers saying that the Minnesota and Dakota locale must change but I feel that if Noah can keep mixing it up thematically – the North Mid-West should remain a tentpole of Fargo season 4, 5, 6 and beyond.
Now that rumours of Fargo’s premature end have been dumped in the snowy wasteland of Minnesota, all we gotta do is wait for the spring thaw and wait for Fargo season 4.