Season 4 Jumps Back 60 Years

The first trailer for the fourth season of FX’s acclaimed anthology series Fargo has dropped.

The new season jumps back 60 years to 1950 and is instead set in Kansas City, Missouri. It stars Chris Rock as Loy Cannon, the head of a gangster syndicate at war with the Italian mafia.

Here’s the trailer –

The lengthy FX synopsis reads –

“In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream.

“In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy — that of exploitation, graft and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.”

Sticking with the standard anthology format, the new series introduces a new cast and characters including Rock as Loy Cannon, the head of an African American crime family; Jason Shwartzman as Josto Fadda, the son of an Italian crime boss; Ben Wishaw as the criminal Rabbi Milligan; Jack Huston as Detective Odis Weff; E’myri Crutchfield as this season’s moral core, and Jessie Buckley as a wildcard nurse named Praetta Mayflower.

Fargo returns on April 19th, 2020 on FX.