Fargo on SBS – The fifth instalment of Fargo, the Emmy®, AFI, Peabody and TCA Award-winning limited series created by Noah Hawley and produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, premieres on Wednesday 22 November exclusively on SBS On Demand and at 9:20pm on SBS.
The new season features an all-star ensemble cast including Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Rysdahl, Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris, Richa Moorjani, Sam Spruell, and Dave Foley.
The latest installment of Fargo is set in Minnesota and North Dakota, 2019. After an unexpected series of events lands “Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lyon” (Temple) in hot water with the authorities, this seemingly typical Midwestern housewife is suddenly plunged back into a life she thought she had left behind.
North Dakota Sheriff “Roy Tillman” (Hamm) has been searching for Dot for a long time. A rancher, preacher and a constitutional lawman, Roy believes that he is the law and therefore is above the law. At his side is his loyal but feckless son, “Gator” (Keery), who is desperate to prove himself to his larger-than-life father. Too bad he’s hopeless.
So, when it comes to hunting Dot, Roy enlists “Ole Munch” (Spruell), a shadowy drifter of mysterious origin.
With her deepest secrets beginning to unravel, Dot attempts to shield her family from her past, but her doting, well-meaning husband “Wayne” (Rysdahl) keeps running to his mother, “Lorraine Lyon” (Leigh), for help. CEO of the largest Debt Collection Agency in the country, the “Queen of Debt” is unimpressed with her son’s choice in a wife and spares no opportunity to voice her disapproval.
However, when Dot’s unusual behaviour catches the attention of Minnesota Police Deputy “Indira Olmstead” (Moorjani) and North Dakota Deputy “Witt Farr” (Morris), Lorraine appoints her in-house counsel and primary advisor, “Danish Graves” (Foley) to aid her daughter-in-law. Afterall, family is family.
But Dot has an uncanny knack for survival.
And with her back to the wall, she’s about to show why one should never provoke a mother Lyon. Hawley serves as showrunner/writer/director and his production company 26 Keys leads the creative team of the latest all-new installment.
The first two episodes are written and directed by Hawley. Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Old Man, Dopesick), and his production company The Littlefield Company, also serves as executive producer along with Steve Stark (Vikings: Valhalla, Wednesday, The Consultant) of Toluca Pictures, Kim Todd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Brave New World), and Joel & Ethan Coen.
Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio. The series is internationally distributed by Amazon MGM Studios Distribution.
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