Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley believes the show should conclude after season 5. Fargo is an anthology series based on the Coen brothers’ highly lauded 1996 film of the same name. Each season features a different cast and locale, but all of them are connected to the town of Fargo, North Dakota. The most current season of Fargo starred Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, and Jason Schwartzman and was set in 1950s Kansas City, Missouri.
It followed the characters of Schwartzman and Rock in a gang fight for control of the city. Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, and Kirsten Dunst have all appeared in previous seasons.
Hawley has been the project’s principal creative since its start in 2014, and he was recently revealed as the director of the upcoming FX Alien series, based on Ridley Scott’s acclaimed 1979 science-fiction blockbuster and its sequels. He also served as showrunner for FX’s X-Men series Legion, which was able to come to a logical conclusion in 2019 despite low ratings.
Hawley discusses both his new horror novel Anthem and the Alien TV series in an interview with Vanity Fair. He was also questioned if a fifth season of Fargo would be made. Hawley answered with the following statement: Yes, I believe so. I haven’t received it yet. I have certain items that will need to be saved. They have nothing to do with one other. I believe it would be helpful to maintain an ending and arrive at something knowing it is the final one in order to explore how this anthology could be completed.