In 1997, the Coen brothers — Joel and Ethan — won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for their 1996 film Fargo.
The film was a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987 about Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), a car salesman, who got himself into debt and was so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife.
Following the success of the film, showrunner Noah Hawley turned the idea into an anthology for FX, which is now heading into its fourth season.
Each series is a brand new story, set in a different decade, about average people getting caught up in criminal activity.
Comedian Chris Rock stars in the latest instalment — and if the past three seasons are anything to go by, we’re in for a wild time.
So, what do we already know about season 4 of Fargo?
What’s it about?
Fargo is a story of immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money.
Set in 1950 Kansas City, two criminal syndicates (one Italian, one African-American) fighting for a piece of the American dream have struck an uneasy peace. Together, they control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs.
To cement their truce, Loy Cannon (Chris Rock), the head of the African American crime family, trades his youngest son Satchel (Rodney Jones), to his enemy Donatello Fadda (Tommaso Ragno), the head of the Italian mafia. In return, Donatello surrenders his youngest son Zero (Jameson Braccioforte) to Loy.
But then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies — and everything changes.
WATCH: The official trailer for Fargo, Season 4. Story continues…
When will it air?
Fargo will premiere with a double episode at 8.30 pm on October 8 on SBS and SBS On Demand.
As viewers gear up for the latest season, SBS On Demand will be dropping seasons one to three of standalone series Fargo from Thursday, September 17.
Who is starring in it?
Alongside Rock, Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Jack Huston (Manhunt), Jason Schwartzman (The French Dispatch), Ben Whishaw (No Time to Die), Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl), Salvatore Esposito (Gomorrah), Andrew Bird (The Path), Jeremie Harris (Legion), Gaetano Bruon (Cacciatore – The Hunter), Anji White (The Chi), Francesco Acquaroli (Rocco Schiavone), Emyri Crutchfield (The Kicks), and Amber Midthunder (Roswell: New Mexico).