Chris Rock will star in the fourth season of FX’s Fargo

He’ll play the patriarch of a Kansas City crime syndicate.

August 03, 2018
Chris Rock will star in the fourth season of FX’s <i>Fargo</i> Chris Rock at the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. June 29, 2014.   Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET

Chris Rock began his legendary comedy career in the early '90s on Saturday Night Live, and adapted his life story for the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Soon, Rock will return to the airwaves in a lead role on FX's hit dramedy Fargo, as Vulture reports.

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Fargo's fourth season will take place in 1950s Missouri, and tell the story of two warring crime syndicate, one Italian and one African-American, led by Rock. "Together they control an alternate economy — that of exploitation, graft and drugs," a press release reads. "To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons." This truce is upended when the head of a Kansas City mafia dies.

Production on Fargo is set to begin in 2019. In February, Chris Rock shared Tambourine, his first stand-up special in ten years.

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