‘Fargo’ Season 4 Premiere Delayed Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus

Warren Littlefield, Noah Hawley, Chris Rock
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The anticipated fourth season of FX’s anthology series “Fargo” will no longer premiere in April as planned.

“Due to the postponement of production related to the coronavirus, the fourth installment of FX’s award-winning limited series ‘Fargo’ will no longer premiere on Sunday, April 19th,” FX Networks said in a statement. “A new premiere date will be determined once production resumes.”

The news means that the fourth season of the series, which will see Chris Rock star in a major role, will more than likely not be eligible for the 2020 Emmy Awards. It would need to air the majority of its episodes ahead of May 31 in order to qualify. The show is one of dozens that has suspended production amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Read Variety‘s complete list of shows and films that have stopped production due to coronavirus.

Described as a story of immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money, the fourth season of “Fargo” is set in 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, where two criminal syndicates — one Italian, one African-American — have struck an uneasy peace. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons. Rock will play the head of one of the syndicates, who has surrendered his son to his enemy, and who must raise his son’s enemy as his own. But then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies — and everything changes.

Other stars of “Fargo” Season 4 are: Uzo Aduba, Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris, Gaetano Bruon, Anji White, Francesco Acquaroli, Emyri Crutchfield, and Amber Midthunder.