The madman is back! Jon Hamm is coming back to television — and he’s set to star in season 5 of FX’s hit anthology series Fargo.
In June 2022, it was announced that the Top Gun: Maverick actor will star in the show’s fifth installment as a character named Roy. Juno Templehe was also cast as Dot Jennifer Jason LeighLorraine will play the role of Lorraine.
Based on the 1996 Coen Brothers film of the name, the series follows a different cast of characters through various murder investigations that haunt Midwestern cities. Each installment can stand on its own but the stories eventually connect in mysterious ways as new chapters are revealed. A-listers like Chris Rock, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Billy Bob Thornton, Jean SmartYou can find out more. The hit series’ first four seasons have received a total of 55 Emmy nominations. Six of them were awarded Outstanding Miniseries in 2014.
The fifth season of the historical crime drama was revealed in February 2022. It will be set in 2019. It was revealed at the time that the story will center around the question of “When is a kidnapping, not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?”
“Showrunner Noah [Hawley]Executive producer Warren [Littlefield]Four brilliant chapters have inspired and delighted fans. Fargo, and we’re thrilled to announce with our partners at MGM a new chapter of what has become one of TV’s best and most acclaimed series,” Eric SchrierFX Entertainment President, said via a statement during the renewal.
MGM President of Scripted Television was also announced. Michael Wright added, “Noah Hawley is a masterful storyteller who has successfully created four wholly original seasons of one of the most brilliant series on television … We cannot wait to see his vision for season 5 to come to life with our partners at FX.”
When asked if the fifth season would be the show’s last, the showrunner revealed that while he had ideas for the story going forward, he didn’t want to “overstay my welcome.”
“I’m sure there are some people who think that four seasons are too many,” the New York native told Entertainment WeeklyDuring a November 2020 interview. “I have the germination of an idea, but there’s a lot of work that has to be done to make sure it’s worthy. Fargo has never really been a story where ‘this happens, then this happens, then this happens.’ There’s a lot more that goes into it, and the bar is high, and I certainly have no desire to be the last guy at the dance going, ‘Oh, it’s still good.’”
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