The first proper look at the fifth season of FX’s crime series ‘Fargo’ has arrived.
Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, ‘Stranger Things’ Joe Keery and more are all in the cast.
The new season starts on FX on November 21.
Thanks partly to the pandemic and creator/show-runner Noah Hawley’s busy schedule (he’s also been working on an ‘Alien’ spin-off series), we’ve had to wait longer than usual for the latest instalment of his fun crime series that draws inspiration from the Coenbrothers’ 1996 cult classic.
As usual with the small screen ‘Fargo’, we’re introduced to a new group of oddball criminals and associated characters, with this year’s story revolving around a woman (‘Ted Lasso’s Juno Temple) whose past comes back to haunt (and in some ways help) her when she’s the target of kidnappers tied to a powerful local official (played by Jon Hamm, who’s having a busy TV year between ‘The Morning Show’ and now this).
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What’s the story of ‘Fargo’ Season 5?
Jon Hamm as Sheriff Roy Tillman in ‘Fargo’ season 5. Photo: Michelle Faye/FX.
The official plot description for the new ‘Fargo’ season has the show this time set in Minnesota and North Dakota, 2019. After an unexpected series of events lands Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lyon (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 (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.
Juno Temple as Dot Lyon in ‘Fargo’ season 5. Photo: Michelle Faye/FX.
Who else in ‘Fargo’ Season 5?
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lorraine Lyon in ‘Fargo’ season 5. Photo: Michelle Faye/FX.
The cast for the new season also stars David Rysdahl as Dot’s husband, Wayne, with Jennifer Jason Leigh plays Wayne’s mother Lorraine Lyon, the head of the largest debt collection agency in the country.
Dave Foley appears as Danish Graves, Lorraine’s in-house counsel and advisor. Richa Moorjani plays Minnesota Police deputy Indira Olmstead, with Lamorne Morris as North Dakota deputy Witt Farr.
Though it was initially met with skepticism by fans of the original movie, ‘Fargo’ has proved to be a real delight, spinning darkly comic crime stories that feel spiritually of a piece with the film while also charting their own course.
It remains to be seen whether any of the characters in this new season will have ties to previous episodes (there have been links in the past), but the fun of it will be to see a new cast put through their paces in a chilly community.
Dave Foley as Danish Graves in ‘Fargo’ season 5. Photo: Michelle Faye/FX.
When will ‘Fargo’ Season 5 be on TV?
Season 5 of ‘Fargo’ will debut on FX on November 21st.
Sam Spruell as Ole Munch in ‘Fargo’ season 5. Photo: Michelle Faye/FX.
David Rysdahl as Wayne Lyon in ‘Fargo’ season 5. Photo: Michelle Faye/FX.
Joe Keery as Gator Tillman in ‘Fargo’ season 5. Photo: Michelle Faye/FX.
Richa Moorjani as Indira Olmstead in ‘Fargo’ Season 5. Photo: Michelle Faye/FX.