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Chris Rock will star in fourth season of 'Fargo'

Chris Rock introduces Kanye West at West's album listening party in Moran, Wyo., May 31, 2018. The rapper debuted his eighth album, “Ye,” on a wide-open Wyoming field, bringing collaborators, friends and the music industry together after his “shaky-ass year.” (Ryan Dorgan/The New York Times)

FARGO—A fourth season of the hit FX show "Fargo" is going to happen—and Chris Rock will play a mob boss this time around in the TV series known for surprising twists and time jumps.

FX leaders made the announcement Friday, Aug. 3, ending fans' uncertainty about the future of the show since the third season of the award-winning series finished in June 2017.

FX said the fourth season will go back in time to 1950, centering around two Kansas City, Mo., crime families, one black, one Italian, whose uneasy peace is shattered when the head of the Kansas City mafia dies during a routine surgery.

Rock will play the head of one of the families. FX says his character was forced to surrender his eldest son to his enemy and must raise his enemy's son as his own to keep the peace.

"It's a story of immigration and assimilation, and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, 'Fargo,'" FX said in its announcement.

Rock and the rest of the cast, which hasn't yet been announced, are slated to begin production on the show in 2019 once again led by showrunner Noah Hawley.

"I'm a fan of 'Fargo' and I can't wait to work with Noah," said Rock, a comedian, actor, writer, director and producer, in a statement.

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson is the Features Editor for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He previously wrote for The Forum and the Grand Forks Herald.

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