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Jon Will Hamm It Up in the Fifth Season of FX’s ‘Fargo’

Jon Will Hamm It Up in the Fifth Season of FX’s ‘Fargo’

Jon Hamm has mostly played second fiddle since his Mad Men days, whether as Kristin Wiig’s bad boyfriend in Bridesmaids or Tom Cruise’s grumpy boss in Top Gun: Maverick. But Noah Hawley is dragging him back to the spotlight for the next season of his Coen-verse spinoff Fargo, where Hamm will be joined by Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) for another tour across the ethical world of the midwest.

Each season of Fargo has only been loosely connected, functioning more as an anthology series about crime, punishment and other such existential questions in the context of America’s flyover country. While many of the seasons have been period pieces, Deadline reports that this new season will take place in the relatively recent past of 2019. As for the plot, all we have is a logline: “When is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?”

Well, Hamm has some experience with wives that aren’t his, as any Mad Men aficionado can tell you. The other question about kidnapping is anyone’s guess, but Fargo is a reliably good show that has managed to get through thorny questions of morality from obtuse angles, so there’s reason to be hopeful. No release date yet, but we’re excited.

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