Season 4 of FX’s Fargo anthology series heads down to Kansas City to tell the story of two warring gangs in the 1950s. In the first trailer for the show’s fourth season, there’s plenty of jazz, drugs, Chris Rock, and violence to go around.
This season of Fargo will follow Rock’s character Loy Cannon, the head of an African-American crime family that has entered into a tenuous truce with the Italian mob. As part of the truce, both families trade sons, and in typical Fargo fashion, lots of things don’t go the way they were planned.
While most of the show’s previous three seasons were limited to the northern regions of the United States, especially around Minnesota, this season take’s place in Kansas City. Kansas City and its gangsters have long been around the fringes of the Fargo universe. In the show’s second season, Bokeem Woodbine’s memorable and terrifying Mike Milligan was an enforcer for a Kansas City crime syndicate, and it looks like in this season we might finally get a look at their history.
Fargo is created and primarily written by Noah Hawley (Legion). While the show gets its name, northern setting, and general vibe from the Coen Brothers’ movie, it doesn’t borrow much else. Each of the show’s seasons tells a separate, mostly, disconnected story usually involving criminals who aren’t quite as smart as they thought they were. The show’s most recent season, season 3 which ended in 2017, wasn’t quite as well received as the previous two, but was still largely well-liked.
Fargo season 4 is set to debut on April 19 on FX and on Hulu.