Chris Rock To Play A 1950s Mob Boss In New Season Of 'Fargo'
Comedian Chris Rock is taking his acting talents to the forthcoming new season of Fargo.
In a report from Rolling Stone, Rock will portray a 1950s mob boss in the fourth season of the FX television series. A synopsis of the upcoming is as follows:
“In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy — that of exploitation, graft and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.”
“Chris Rock plays the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must in turn raise his son’s enemy as his own. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It’s a story of immigration and assimilation, and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, Fargo.”
Production on the fourth season begins in 2019.
In related news, Rock had previously offered words of advice to the Obamas in regards to their multi-year production deal with Netflix.
“I don’t want to live in a world where President Obama is worried about his Rotten Tomatoes score,” Rock said. “I want him above that at all times. Make your money, but I don’t want [him] to be involved with that.” When pressed further about the topic the comedian then added: “I’d just send them over to Donald Glover. That’s what I’d do.”
Source: Rolling Stone