Fargo Season 5 Casts Jon Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh & More!

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FX is moving ahead with Fargo Season 5.

The highly-anticipated new season, penned by Noah Hawley, will have much star power when it premieres.

Jon Hamm (Mad Men) has landed the male lead role on the project, but plot details remain scarce.

John Hamm attends the Royal Film Performance and UK Premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick"

Aside from the series being set in 2019, all we know is that the series will ask the following questions:

When is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn't yours?

 Jon Hamm attends the screening of "Top Gun: Maverick" during the 75th annual Cannes film festival

It's a compelling enough hook, but it doesn't quite have the pizazz of prior seasons ... yet.

The franchise has notoriously been shrouded in secrecy until close to transmission to keep all of the plot lines as a surprise for viewers.

Hamm is, of course, well known for his role on Mad Men, but his other credits include Top Gun: Maverick, 20 Rock, The Town, and Baby Driver.

Hamm is on board to play a character named Roy.

Jennifer Jason Leigh attends the 2019 amfAR Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios

Jennifer Jason Leigh is set as Lorraine, while Juno Temple is confirmed to be playing Dot.

Temple currently stars on the Apple TV+ original, Ted Lasso, which may or may not be ending with its forthcoming third season.

Temple also appears on the Paramount+ original series, The Offer.

Leigh, meanwhile, is well known for roles in Twin Peaks, Patrick Melrose, Atypical, and Lisey's Story.

Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt - The Offer

Previous iterations of Fargo have neen known for their all-star cast members, and Fargo Season 5 is already shaping up to be a big one.

“Noah and Warren have delighted and inspired fans through four brilliant chapters of Fargo and we’re thrilled to announce with our partners at MGM a new chapter of what has become one of TV’s best and most acclaimed series," said FX's Erich Schrier when the season was picked up.

Michael Wright, President of Scripted Television at MGM added at the time:

Juno Temple as Keeley - Ted Lasso Season 1 Episode 1

“Noah Hawley is a masterful storyteller who has successfully created four wholly original seasons of one of the most brilliant series on television."

He continued, “[w]e cannot wait to see his vision for season five come to life with our partners at FX.”

What are your thoughts on the cast so far?

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Fargo Quotes

Chief: Aww. Heck. It's Sam Hess.
Cop: Who owns the trucking company?
Chief: With the two boys both dumb as a dog's foot

Lorne: Just one word: Yes or No?