Last week, I wrote an article about Chris Rock comparing his upcoming role on Fargo to Tony Soprano and saying that it was the best role he’s ever played.
“It’s Tony Soprano-esque,” Rock told Entertainment Weekly.
“He’s a businessman, he’s a deacon at his church, he’s a loving father and husband, he owns a bank. And he’s also a criminal — he fixes fights and runs numbers and prostitution. He’s always on edge. This is the best part I’ve ever done and, honestly, probably the best part I’ll ever have.”
While Fargo was already one of the best series on television, Rock’s mini-teaser got me significantly more hyped as it showed just passionate the iconic comedian is about the project.
In the days since, though, the world has been flipped on its head, as industries all across the globe have announced delays and suspensions due to the planet’s current situation. You can now add Fargo to that unfortunate list, as FX announced on Monday that the premiere of the upcoming fourth season, which was originally scheduled to air on Sunday, April 19, is being delayed.
“Due to the postponement of production, the fourth installment of FX’s award-winning limited series ‘Fargo’ will no longer premiere on Sunday, April 19th. A new premiere date will be determined once production resumes,” FX Networks said in a statement.
You can take my gym privileges away from me. You can put me under curfew. You can delay F9 for an entire year. I get all of that. But my television? Television is supposed to be the thing that gets us through these next few months. This is BULLSHIT.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him email@example.com