The ten-episode follow-up to the fourth installment of the FX series sees the show go to 2019 Minnesota with new character details revealed.
The television adaptation of the beloved Coen brothers’ film Fargo is set to make its fifth-season debut. The show is due to premiere on FX this fall on Tuesday, November 21, at 10 pm ET/PT. Deadline has revealed plot details that will be focused on this season. There is also a multitude of images that feature the season’s cast members, including Jon Hamm, Juno Temple, Dave Foley, Joe Keery, Sam Spruell, David Rysdahl, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richa Moorjani, and Lamorne Morris.
The series from creator Noah Hawley has be set in 2019 in Minnesota and, of course, North Dakota for this go around. Fargo‘s fifth season will feature one less episode in comparison to the last season. This means there will only be ten episodes, whereas season four came out to a total of eleven episodes. The details for the plot, according to Deadline can be found below with the new images.
After an unexpected series of events lands “Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lyon” (Juno Temple) in hot water with the authorities, this seemingly typical Midwestern housewife is suddenly plunged back into a life she thought she had left behind.
North Dakota Sheriff “Roy Tillman” (Jon Hamm) has been searching for Dot for a long time. A rancher, preacher and a constitutional lawman, Roy believes that he is the law and therefore is above the law.
At his side is his loyal but feckless son, “Gator” (Joe Keery), who is desperate to prove himself to his larger-than-life father. Too bad he’s hopeless. So, when it comes to hunting Dot, Roy enlists “Ole Munch” (Sam Spruell), a shadowy drifter of mysterious origin.
With her deepest secrets beginning to unravel, Dot attempts to shield her family from her past, but her doting, well-meaning husband “Wayne” (David Rysdahl) keeps running to his mother, “Lorraine Lyon” (Jennifer Jason Leigh), for help. CEO of the largest Debt Collection Agency in the country, the “Queen of Debt” is unimpressed with her son’s choice in a wife and spares no opportunity to voice her disapproval.
However, when Dot’s unusual behavior catches the attention of Minnesota Police Deputy “Indira Olmstead” (Richa Moorjani) and North Dakota Deputy “Witt Farr” (Lamorne Morris), Lorraine appoints her in-house counsel and primary advisor, “Danish Graves” (Dave Foley) to aid her daughter-in-law. After all, family is family. But Dot has an uncanny knack for survival. And with her back to the wall, she’s about to show why one should never provoke a mother Lyon.
Fargo is produced by Peabody and Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator, Noah Hawley, whom is also heading up an Alien television series, based on the Ridley Scott film. Hawley also serves as the showrunner, writer, and the director. The series is produced through his production company 26 Keys, as well as executive produced by Warren Littlefield, known for The Handmaid’s Tale and The Old Man, and his production company The Littlefield Company. They are joined by fellow executive producers Steve Stark, Kim Todd, and the filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions. MGM Television serves as the lead studio for the show and the series is distributed globally by Amazon & MGM Studios Distribution.
Fargo is the recipient of six Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Miniseries back in 2014.