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Chris Rock's New Role On 'Fargo' Season 4 Sounds Like An Intense Ride

By Dennis Matthew Livesey

As FX gears up for the next chapter of its hit show Fargo, the network has announced that actor and comedian Chris Rock will be joining the cast for season 4 of the series. 

The new season of the critically acclaimed show will be set in Kansas City during the 1950s, against the back drop of the two great American migrations -- when Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, and African-Americans escaping the Jim Crow South, all converged in Northern cities like New York and Chicago. 

Rock is slated to play an African-American crime boss who swaps sons with his Italian mafia counterpart in an effort to foster peace between their two factions. Things take a turn when the Italian mob boss dies during a routine surgery, but FX is keeping a lid on what happens after that. 

In a press release, FX described the season 4 plot as "a story of immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money."

A self described fan of the show, Rock says he's excited to work with Fargo showrunner and creator Noah Hawley. 

Production is scheduled to begin in early 2019,m with the season premiering later in the year.