"The history of America is the history of the entrepreneur. It’s the person that starts with nothing and gets to someplace and then fights to hold on to it. I don’t know the world of stand-up comedy, [but] it felt to me like Chris Rock embodied that spirit. Plus, he’s funny."
This is how Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley described season four of his FX anthology to the reporters on Thursday afternoon at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, where he was present alongside stars Rock, Jason Schwartzman and Ben Whishaw and others to promote his award-winning drama.
The trailer for season four dropped on Thursday and tells a story of immigration and the things people do for money. Set in 1950, season four of Fargo sees Rock's Loy Cannon and his family battle Schwartzman's Josto Fadda and his Italian crime family (with Irish and Jewish roots) for control of Kansas City.
Hawley told reporters that he met Rock early earlier before there even was a script and proposed the season to him. "He signed on immediately and it was four or five months before he saw the script," Hawley said, speaking about how there was a change from how he typically handled the casting process.
Rock, who is a big fan of the first three seasons of Fargo, was asked if there are elements in Fargo that he would take for his role, and he delivered a line saying, "I've obviously talked about race. Racism's been very good to me," he stated.
Fargo season four, co-starring Jessie Buckley and E’myri Crutchfield, debuts on 19th April at 10 p.m. on FX and on Hulu the next day.