Fargo Season 5 Finds Its Leading Man in Jon Hamm

FX taps Mad Men star Jon Hamm to lead its fifth season of Fargo. Here's what we know about the new season.

By Alyssa Ray Jun 06, 2022 11:26 PMTags
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We're not mad about this casting news.

On June 6, FX announced that Mad Men alum Jon Hamm has been cast in a starring role for season five of Fargo. While little details were shared about Hamm's return to TV, we do know that his character is named Roy.

The FX anthology drama was renewed for its fifth season back in February, when it was revealed that the next installment will take place in the year 2019. As for the plot? The network offered up the following description, "Fargo has traveled through decades, cities and families, and the fifth installment will be no different: Set in 2019, when is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn't yours?"

Perhaps this is where Hamm's soon-to-be co-stars Juno Temple and Jennifer Jason Leigh come into play. The Ted Lasso star and the Atypical actress are set to play Dot and Lorraine, respectively.

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Though Hamm has popped up in different TV shows (shout-out to Good Omens, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) since ending his critically acclaimed role on Mad Men in 2015, Fargo season five has him back in the leading man spot—and that's where we like to see him!

Fargo, which is based on the 1996 film by the Coen Brothers and created by Noah Hawley, has boasted an impressive list of A-list stars during its previous four seasons. Everyone from Billy Bob Thornton to Chris Rock to Kirsten Dunst to Ewan McGregor has participated in the crime thriller, which has a different cast and story each season.

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