Based on the classic 1996 film Fargo from the Coen Brothers, the TV series of the same name has produced some of the finest moments in small-screen history, with season two remaining a high-point of the show. Though, it appears that despite the show’s critical success and popularity, the upcoming fifth season of Fargo could well be the very last.
Asked in a recent interview Noah Hawley, Fargo’s showrunner, reported that the upcoming series would be the show’s last before revealing that he has started on the fifth season itself: “I don’t have it yet. I have pieces that will have to survive. They’re not connected. I think it would be good to create an ending, and deliberately come to something, knowing it’s the last one and see how one might wrap up this anthology”.
Speaking back in March, Hawley also voiced his opinion on the upcoming fifth series, noting, “It will happen, but I’m not in a place where I’m writing on that yet, but I’m definitely excited to do one on some level”.
Continuing, the showrunner commented, “I have to store up ten hours of what there is to say, so I have my notepad and keep writing things down…as for the timeline of a fifth season…I’ll get to it in the next year”.
This has been the case with every series of Fargo to date, with each one offering a new setting, premise, cast and collection of characters. Every series has taken place in Minnesota however, just like the original film, that is aside from the most recent season however which took viewers back to 1950s Kansas city with Chris Rock at the helm.
With each previous series taking place in the past, we wouldn’t mind seeing Fargo’s final season taking place sometime in the future, it could even link back to season two’s sci-fi sub-plot. Whichever way Noah Hawley takes us, we’ll be on board.