Timothy Olyphant joins Fargo Season 4 in key role
Deadline is reporting that Emmy nominee Timothy Olyphant (Justified, Santa Clarita Diet, Deadwood: The Movie) has been cast in a key role for the fourth season of FX’s anthology series Fargo. Olyphant will play a character named Dick “Deafy” Wickware in a major recurring role.
Olyphant, whose recent projects include Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the upcoming drama The Starling, will join Emmy winner Chris Rock, who will star in the lead role, Emmy winner Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), Glynn Turman, Jack Huston (Ben-Hur) as Odis Weff, Jason Schwartzman (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as Josto Fadda, Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as Rabbi Milligan Jessie Buckley (Oraetta Mayflower), Salvatore Esposito (Gaetano Fadda), Andrew Bird (Thurman Smutney), Jeremie Harris (Leon Bittle), Gaetano Bruon (Constant Calamita), Anji White (Dibrell Smutney), Francesco Acquaroli (Ebal Violante), Emyri Crutchfield (Ethelrida Pearl Smutney) and Amber Midthunder (Swanee Capps).
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.
Award-winning creator, showrunner, writer and director Noah Hawley returns for the new season, along with Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron returning as executive producers.
The new season will mark a reunion between Rock and FX, who previously collaborated when he served as executive producer on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio and international distributor.