Will season three be the end of Fargo? Recently, showrunner Noah Hawley discussed the future of the FX TV show, Deadline reports.
Season three of the anthology drama takes place in 2010 and follows the sibling rivalry between Emmit (Ewan McGregor) the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” and his younger brother Ray Stussy (also McGregor), a pot-bellied parole officer. The cast also includes Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Thewlis, Goran Bogdan, Andy Yu, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
During a recent panel at the ATX Television Festival, Hawley said he doesn’t know if there will be a fourth season of Fargo:
I wasn’t sure if there would be a second season. I wasn’t sure if there would be a third season. At end of season 1, [FX] said, ‘If you want to leave it there [that would be fine]. There’s only a certain amount of storytelling you can tell in that vein. And I love telling stories in this vein, but I don’t have another one yet. So watch the 10th hour [of season 3] because it might be the last.”
Though ratings have waned over the past couple seasons, Fargo is still doing okay. So far, season three is averaging a .30 rating in the 18-49 demo and 1.112 million viewers. Those numbers are only about 15% down from season two.
However, Hawley may just be too busy for a fourth season. Currently, he also serves as an executive producer on the FX series Legion.
What do you think? Do you watch Fargo? Do you want another season?
This is one of the few intelligent series out there. Please , Hawley, continue to give us some mind food! We will starve to death otherwise!
Yes, I want more. This season has not had the pace, nor the killing of the first two. I am ok with it; this is a thinking girl’s, Fargo. I love it. I love Gloria and feel the season matches her slow mythical police work and Fargas’ Trojan horse computer virus, worming its way through Emmitt’s life and business. When the show began, I knew were Hawley was going with Gloria’s symbolic and literal invisibility; I even got into an argument with a cop, who dismissed me because he said he could not suspend disbelief that Gloria did not use… Read more »
Hawley did a remarkable job of extending the movie for many hours, but maybe now he needs a break. Knowing when to walk away is the mark of a pro. I wonder if “Legion” is any good.
I love all three seasons and do not consider the third season weak. Perhaps it is somewhat less fabulous than one and two, but I and others I know nevertheless consider it the highlight of our viewing week. Season 3, like its predecessors, inspires spirited discussion, analysis, speculation, etc., among fellow fans. Lesser Fargo is still superior to almost everything else currently on the air (and we’re not suffering for lack of good programming these days). I can’t believe Mr. Hawley’s statement that there are no more stories to be told, even if such stories are somewhat (barely) limited due… Read more »
I am with you; I do not think this has been a lesser year. People are upset that there has been less killing and that Gloria’s personality doesn’t rock the world. So what, she is a good person and is smart, but she has been ignored and been made to feel invisible her whole life. I would have the weary look Carrie Coon has brought to this part. I also love Nikki; she is a malevolent, Peg Blomquist. Peg stumbled into crime while trying to self-actualize; Nikki was a stone cold criminal trying to self-actualize with a mind-bridge connection with… Read more »
Taking Fargo off the air will be a loss of one of the greatest programs I’ve ever watched, and I’ve been watching tv since 1948 when I was 5 years young.
First they cancel “Last Man Standing” and now Fargo? Why are they cancelling all the good shows? Not all of us watch “Reality Shows” I want something with substance and character and that’s what Hawley does. I love the location of Fargo, not everything has to be filmed in sunny California.
I love Fargo.Please bring it back again.The characters are more like real life than any show on Tv.
I love Fargo ,look forward to the new seasons and never miss an episode.
I hope there will be a season #4.
Hawley is a excellent storyteller ,but even great stories need to end ..I’m lifelong fan of McGregor and love his performance,still this season just feels a little bit exhausted.Maybe its time to hang up the spurs on that one..
My family and ALL my friends watch “Fargo”! We love the stories and look forward to discussing them together. We would continue to watch if there are more stories but if Noah Hawley does not have a story to tell then…wellllllllll, that would really be disappointing for all of us! (Mr. Hawley is talented so it is hard to accept that there is not another but he has us hooked.) Of course, we enjoy the acting and great writing. It is just so hard to accept there is not another story/STORIES. Hmmm. FX is allowing “Fargo” to stay there whereas… Read more »
I love the excellent writing, excellent acting, great stories,and the subtleties of the actors in portraying their characters. In fact, I enjoy everything about it…it would be very disappointing not to see more seasons. Please, please, give people who ‘think’ something to think about!!
We LOVE this series and will be SO sad if it ends! The great writing with quirky story lines and great acting make for the best entertainment & diversion from reality around.
I agree Reinaldo!
One of the best tv shows nowadays. It would be very sad if season three would be the last one.
Then again, if there are no more stories to be told, I’d rather see the series end on a high rather than keep on going just for the sake of continuing.