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Chris Rock to star in the new season of ‘Fargo’

Chris Rock will join Season 4 of the FX limited series “Fargo,” CEO John Landgraf announced Friday at TCA Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California.

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LOS ANGELES – Chris Rock will join the cast of “Fargo.”

FX has announced that the comedian will join the show for its fourth season.

“Chris Rock plays the head of a family, a man who – in order to prosper – have mercy-his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must, in turn, the increase of his son’s enemy as his own,” read a statement from the network.

The announcement marks a return to Rock, on the network, who executive produced “Totally Biased with Kamau Bell,” which aired for only a year.

“Noah [Hawley] really wanted to work with Chris and reached out to him, sat down and had lunch with him, and told him about it and share what the next cycle of ‘Fargo’ would be, and Chris are enthusiastic and signed on right away,” FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters Friday at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California.

The network provided with a synopsis of the season and described it as a “immigration and assimilation, and the things we do for money.”

“In 1950, at the end of the two great American migrations — that of the Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the U.S. at the beginning of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago and African-Americans who left the south in large numbers to escape Jim Crow and move to the same cities — you saw a clash of the outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. An Italian, an African-American. Together they form the control of an alternative economy — that of the exploitation, graft, and drugs. This is also the history of America. Cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.”

“Fargo” is set to begin production next year, will premiere later in the year.

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