Fargo season 4: who stars with Chris Rock in the new series of the US crime drama - and UK release date

The long-awaited fourth series of the US black comedy crime drama is coming to our screens on 9 May

Chris Rock will be taking the reins in the fourth series of Noah Hawley’s mini-series, starring as a crime boss in a brand new storyline.

The stand-up comedian plays Loy Cannon, the chief of an African American crime syndicate operating in Kansas, and has said it’s the best role he has ever been given.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Fargo season 4.

Chris Rock will be taking the reins in the fourth series of Noah Hawley’s mini-series (FX)

When is the Fargo season 4 release date?

Fargo season 4 will begin on Sunday 9 May at 10:00pm on Channel 4.

Season 4 has already aired in the US, having premiered on Sunday 27 September 2020.

The series was initially intended to be broadcast back in April 2020, but the show was unable to complete filming before the coronavirus pandemic required production to be halted.

What is the plot of Fargo season 4?

Fargo season 4 will be set in Kansas City, revolving around an uneasy truce behind Cannon’s organisation and their rival Italian gang, brokered by exchange of each family’s youngest son.

The season is set in the 1950s, making it the earliest addition to the show’s chronological timeline yet.

Chris Rock told Entertainment Weekly that the season is “the biggest Fargo.” He added: “The scale is tremendous. Fargo normally tells little stories that get out of hand. They’re about ordinary people, something happens, and then we get to see how evil ordinary people can be. This is quite different. We start off gangsters, so we’re beginning with bad people, and then it escalates.”

Who’s in the cast of Fargo season 4?

American actor and comedian Chris Rock is in the lead role this time, playing crime boss Loy Cannon who finds himself in an unstable alliance with the Italian mob.

Rock told Entertainment Weekly: “This is the best part I’ve ever done and, honestly, probably the best part I’ll ever have. That’s how it works.”

Also in the cast this time around are Italian actor Francesco Acquaroli (Suburra: Blood on Rome), Ben Whishaw, voice of Paddington bear and the Q to Daniel Craig’s 007, and Timothy Olyphant (Justified).

Other actors boarding the series include Jack Huston (The Irishman), Jason Schwartzman (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Salvatore Esposito (Gomorrah), Jeremie Harris (Legion), Amber Midthunder (Legion) and musician Andrew Bird.

Where can I watch Fargo season 4?

UK viewers will be able to watch Fargo season 4 on Channel 4.

Episodes will be available to watch online on All4 streaming service.