FX Chairman John Landgraf reveals several plot points and character developments for the upcoming fifth season of Fargo, which will begin production this fall. He also mentions a subtle change in the show’s overall tone.
John Landgraf, head of FX, has revealed some new information about the upcoming fifth season of the critically popular crime anthology series Fargo. Fargo is a television show that is based on a film of the same name that was released in 1996 by the Coen Brothers.
The show chronicles murder investigations that take place in many small communities in the Midwest, but they all eventually lead back to Fargo, South Dakota. Noah Hawley, who is also the producer of the Alien series on FX, is the man behind the creation of this show.
Instead of simply repeating the movie, Hawley has taken a different approach with the Fargo TV adaption by crafting an original, one-of-a-kind experience and narrative that is based on elements from the original film. This strategy has been a major factor in Hawley’s success to this point.
Fargo has maintained its reputation as a dramatic series, but it has also managed to keep the comedic and atmospheric qualities that contributed to the success of the film adaptation.
The program has received generally positive reviews for its second and third seasons, but its fourth season saw a minor drop in ratings, which some critics attributed to the fact that the storyline had become too ambitious. Even though the fourth season did not receive the same level of critical acclaim as the show’s earlier seasons, fans are already looking forward to the show’s return to the show’s universe.
The fifth season of Fargo, which will air in 2019, will include Jon Hamm, Juno Temple, and Jennifer Jason Leigh in starring roles. This will be the most modern season of the program to date.
During an interview with THR, Landgraf discussed several important aspects of the upcoming fifth season of Fargo. Filming for the next part is scheduled to get underway in the fall. Before applauding the show’s stars, the chairman of FX dropped hints that the upcoming season would focus more on comedy than on drama, saying things like:
“It’s particularly comedic this year. It’s always a balance between how dramatic versus comedic it is, and this is the more comedic end of the spectrum. I really love it. It’s got a number of outstanding cast members and the lead is a woman (Juno Temple), who’s a housewife with a secret and is surprisingly capable.”
There are a lot of unanswered questions leading up to the next episode of Fargo because the timeline of the fifth season is getting extremely close to the present. Given that the plot of season 5 centers on kidnapping and a marriage, Landgraf’s hint that there will be more comedy makes for an interesting development (similar to the original film).
After four seasons, the show’s creators have plenty of experience under their belts, and it is probable that they will be able to effectively incorporate Fargo’s characteristic small town charms into a plot that is set in the modern day.
The shift in the tone of the show toward a comic orientation works well, as well. It is only logical for the fifth season of Fargo to include some of the show’s signature gloomy comedy in order to provide a counterbalance to the potential for the gloom that could be explored in the present storyline.
Fargo Season 5: Renewal Status
With the announcement of its all-star ensemble in February 2022 and a cryptic description provided by the producers, viewers of Fargo can be confident of an intriguing journey during what may also be the show’s final season. The fifth season of Fargo was renewed in February 2022.
It was just reported that filming for season 5 will take place in Calgary, exactly like seasons 1 through 3. The filming location for Season 4 was Chicago, which was a break from the norm; yet, the city turned out to be one of the shining stars of the controversial season; so, Fargo season 5 will return to the show’s original home, which is interesting.
It is not yet clear how the showrunners will manage to keep the season seeming fresh and exciting despite the fact that it will take place in the same area multiple times, but Landgraf’s comments regarding the show’s new tone may provide a hint.
Fargo Season 5: Cast
The actor who used to be on Mad Men will play a character named Roy in season 5 of the show. Not much is known about his character, though. Temple, who was in Ted Lasso, will play Dot, and Leigh, who was in Atypical, will play Lorraine.
Fargo Season 5: Release Date
FX has not yet confirmed an official release date for the premiere of the fifth season, despite the fact that the renewal for the fifth season was announced in February 2022.