A fourth season of 'Fargo'? Hold on to your hats

'Fargo,' season two
In the second season of 'Fargo,' a hapless married couple gets mixed up in a mob war. Watch where you're going, Peggy.
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Batten down your ear flaps, Minnesota, the "Fargo" television adaptation could swing back through for a fourth season.

Series creator Noah Hawley, who draws on the Midwest crime world originally created by the Coen Brothers, teased some of his plans in The Hollywood Reporter. "I now have an idea that's less in the corner of my eye and more in front of me," Hawley said.

Every season of the show so far has revolved around a new set of characters in a new Minnesota town, with a few overlaps for attentive viewers. Hawley has jumped time periods, too. The first season played out in Bemidji and Duluth in the early 2000s; the second moved back in time to 1970s Luverne; and the third wreaked havoc in St. Cloud and Eden Valley, circa-2010. (To be fair, the show has also racked up a body count in the Dakotas.)

Details are slim for the fourth season, but prepare yourself for another trip through time. "I don't have a lot of time right now to focus on it," Hawley said. "What I can say is that it will be another period piece."

From The Hollywood Reporter:

"More and more as I think about telling stories in this vein and what the original film is about, these are really American stories and stories about the American landscape, and the things that people do for money," [Hawley] says. "I feel like I have a very interesting and exciting direction to go in. I'm trying to find the time to get it down on paper."

The show could premiere as early as 2019, though there is no confirmed date.

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