The rumors of Fargo‘s demise have been overstated.
FX says series creator Noah Hawley now has another idea for the acclaimed anthology crime drama — but it’s going to be awhile before it airs.
“It’s not gone,” FX chairman John Landgraf told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, on Friday. “Noah Hawley, who has become quite a busy bee… has told us that he has an idea that excited me enormously for a fourth cycle of Fargo and the plan is to have that ready in 2019. The anticipation is there will be another cycle of Fargo in 2019.”
Added Hawley added jokingly: “I’m finally doing the Space Station Fargo, it’s going to be amazing.” Then the writer-producer got more serious: “Unfortunately, I can’t really tell you anything about that. I will tell you the next thing you’ll see of Fargo is going to be a book that looks at the [previous] three seasons with scripts, interviews and everything that I’m doing with [my publisher] Grand Central. We’re working on that now, so hopefully that’ll come out before the fourth [season]. It’s still early for me. I really love that world. But it’s still very much a question for me of making sure there’s something left to say about it, and balancing tone. I never want it to be something that people go, ‘Oh that thing, it’s the accents and the funny crime show.’ Yeah, it’s still very much a work in progress.”
Hawley is indeed quite busy, in addition to Fargo he’s also the showrunner of FX’s Legion, which has a second season in the works to air sometime this year. Also, Hawley was tapped last summer to write a script for a Doctor Doom movie at Fox.
The news comes one day after HBO confirmed Game of Thrones will push back its final season until 2019.