The hit FX series Fargo currently has its fifth season in development and it has now been announced that Jon Hamm, Juno Temple, and Jennifer Jason Leigh will be starring. Not much is known about who the three actors will be portraying besides the names of their respective characters. Hamm is set to play Roy, with Temple playing Dot, and Leigh playing Lorraine. This season of the anthology series, that is set in the same universe as the 1996 film of the same name, is set in 2019, marking the most modern time period for the franchise. Fargo’s upcoming season will ask the questions of “When is kidnapping not kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?”
Hamm, Temple, and Leigh join the large cavalcade of elite actors and actresses who have taken part in the Fargo series. These include the likes of Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton in the first season, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons in season two, Ewan McGregor in season three, and Chris Rock and Jessie Buckley in the fourth.
The Fargo series was created in 2014 by critically renowned director Noah Hawley, who serves as writer, director, and executive producer for the show. Since its release, Fargo has found mass critical acclaim having been nominated for 55 Emmys and winning six, including best miniseries for its first season in 2014. However, the most recent outing for the franchise received its lowest marks in terms of reception (even though the response to the fourth season remained positive overall). It will be interesting to note on if and how Noah Hawley and the team behind the show can retool and provide more of a bounce-back for the series with this new season.