Fargo casts Nigerian-American star

By Priscillia Alao
September 13, 2019


Nigerian-American actress Uzo Aduba is to co-star in the forthcoming fourth season of US network FX’s drama anthology series Fargo.

Uzo Aduba

Based on the 1996 movie of the same name, Fargo is written, directed and executive produced by Noah Hawley, who created the show. The new season is set in 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, and follows two criminal syndicates that trade their sons in a bid to settle their scores.

Aduba is best known for her breakout role as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren in Netflix original Orange is the New Black, which earned her two Emmys and a SAG Award.

She joins a cast led by comedian Chris Rock and featuring Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito and Andrew Bird.

Aduba is also set to star in another FX show, forthcoming limited series Mrs America.

Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions. Production on season four will begin this fall in Chicago for a 2020 premiere.

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