‘Fargo’: More Seasons In Store Set In ’60s, ’80s & ’90s; “I Haven’t Run Out Of Ways To Tell These Stories” Says Noah Hawley

“I mean, who are we kidding?”

Such beaming came from Fargo creator Noah Hawley at the fifth season premiere of the FX series when we asked him if more seasons are in store beyond season 5 which debuts on Nov. 21.

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Indeed, they are.

“I’d be lying if I said this is not the most fun I have in my year making this show,” Hawley said.

“I haven’t run out of ways to tell these stories,” the creator of the six Primetime Emmy winning series told us last night, “Why wouldn’t I keep going?”

EP Steve Stark concurs with Hawley that there’s more to mayhem to explore in Minnesota. “We’ve covered every decade except the ’60s and the ’90s. So maybe the 60s and 90s,” he told Deadline.

Hawley also adds that “the ’80s” are possibility.

“We’ll do our Stranger Things crossover,” he joked.

Season 5 of Fargo plays off the original conceit of the 1996 multi-Oscar winning movie, splashed against a 2019 backdrop of red state vs. blue state. Juno Temple plays ‘Dot’ Lyon, dutiful mother, but with a shady past. Her mother-in-law, Lorraine Lyon (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who loathes her, is old school money having made her money on the servicing of debt. Dot gets kidnapped in the first episode of the season, putting several suspects in play including her nebbish Kia carsalesman husband Wayne Lyon (David Rhydahl).

On taking on rifle-toting rich people in the heartland this season, Hawley says his reasons were that ” The show is always an exploration of America.”

“If you’re going to explore contemporary America, you have to be real about it. One of the things that I think in my head, all the major characters in this story are Republican. They’re aspects of the Republican voters. Some old school. Jennifer Jason Leigh’s (character) represents big money, and power; how the world works,” he said.

“Jon Hamm’s (character) is on the far right; even Juno’s (character) and her husband are fiscally conservative; it’s not some polemic.”

“It’s really looking at what the last few years have done to the language: When you say ‘freedom’, and I say ‘freedom’, what are we talking about?” Hawley added.

“We can’t speak the same language,” he continued, “Fargo is always a tragedy about how people can’t communicate.”

“It’s getting harder for people to communicate with each other.”

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