Chris Rock starring on Season 4 of ‘Fargo,’ which will film at Chicago’s Cinespace Studios

Chris Rock
Chris Rock attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibition on May 6 in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Chris Rock will star on the upcoming fourth season of the “Fargo” TV show, which is set to begin filming in Chicago in the fall, FX network executives announced Thursday.

 

The story is set in Kansas City in the 1950s. Rock plays a mob family head who surrenders his youngest son to his enemy and must raise his enemy’s son as his own. “Everything changes” when the head of the Kansas City mafia dies during a routine surgery.

The cast includes Jason Schwartzman (“Rushmore”); Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”); E’myri Crutchfield (“Roots”) and Chicago-area musician Andrew Bird.

Production will be based at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, home to “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med” and “Empire,” which all recently started filming their new seasons.


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Season 4 is slated to premiere in 2020. The third season of “Fargo” aired in 2017. Series creator Noah Hawley leads the creative team for the new season and will direct the first episode, while Joel and Ethan Coen — the filmmakers behind the 1996 “Fargo” movie — return as executive producers.

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Source: Chicago Tribune