CASTING NEWS: Chris Rock to star in season 4 of ‘Fargo’ on FX

This will be Rock's first regular TV gig in more than a decade.

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FX has announced that Chris Rock will star in season 4 of its hit drama, Fargo. 

The network revealed the news at the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday and it marks the comedian’s first regular TV gig in more than a decade.

“I’m a fan of Fargo and I can’t wait to work with Noah,” Rock said in a statement.

“Chris Rock plays the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must in turn raise his son’s enemy as his own,” said FX in a statement. “And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes.”

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Check out the season synopsis from FX:

“In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy — that of exploitation, graft and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.

Chris Rock plays the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must in turn raise his son’s enemy as his own. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It’s a story of immigration and assimilation, and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, Fargo.”