Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley has spoken out about the future of the anthology series and his desire to stop the series after Fargo Season 5.
Inspired by the Coen brothers’ film of the same name (1996), Fargo is an anthology series set in the same universe. Each season features different actors and locations, but all have a connection to the city of Fargo, North Dakota. Season 4 of Fargo, the most recent of the series, starred Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, and Jason Schwartzman and was set in the 1950s in Kansas City, Missouri. It follows a gang war for control of the city, led by the characters of Schwartzman and Rock. Previous seasons have featured Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, and Kirsten Dunst.
Noah Hawley has been the main creator of the project since its inception in 2014 and was more recently announced to direct the next Alien series for FX (‘Breeders Season 3, Atlanta Season 3‘), based on Ridley Scott’s acclaimed 1979 sci-fi film and its sequels. He was also the showrunner for FX’s X-Men Legion series which, despite declining audiences, was able to come to a natural conclusion in 2019.
Will there be a Fargo Season 5?
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Noah Hawley discussed her upcoming thriller novel Anthem and the television series Alien. He was also asked if there would be a Fargo season 5. Noah Hawley responded by saying:
Yes, I think so. I don’t have it yet. I have pieces that will have to survive. They are not connected. I think it would be nice to create an end, and deliberately come up with something, knowing it’s the last, and see how we could conclude this anthology.Noah Hawley
Noah Hawley has already said that he has an idea in mind for Fargo Season 5, but with everything he has to do, it makes sense that he wants to bring the series to a natural end, like Legion. It would therefore be logical for him to want to start on a good note. While Fargo’s final season wasn’t as acclaimed as the previous three – all of which were nominated for Golden Globes – it was still well-received, and Noah Hawley would probably like to continue to do so.
Although each season of Fargo is relatively self-contained in its respective place and decade, there are often a number of connections that connect the different narratives together. Concluding the series well could prove to be a difficult task. While Noah Hawley acknowledges that there are no concrete plans for the season yet, other than that it could take place in the recent past, knowing that there is a definite end in sight should make the process easier. However, it is likely that Noah Hawley wants to finish the job on one series before starting another. In the meantime, Fargo viewers will have to content themselves with waiting for new information about this highly anticipated conclusion.
As a reminder, the 4 seasons of Fargo as well as the film of the Cohen brothers are available for streaming on Salto. Netflix (Good Girls Season 5, Elite Season 4) subscribers can also see the first 3 seasons of the anthology series.