Bad news, Fargo fans: It looks like Fargo Season 3 could be the series’ last. But unlike most shows on the chopping block, it’s not because of cold reception nor declining viewership. Rest assured, the current run is so far generating enough numbers for FX – and to rave reviews, we might add. It’s just that FX thinks we’ve already seen the best and there’s no way any further season could top the first three seasons.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, FX’s chief John Landgraf said: “There may never be another Fargo unless Noah [Hawley, Fargo‘s showrunner] has an idea for Fargo that he thinks he can make as good as the prior three. I think once people get to the end of this [season] they will find that it is thematically different. It’s really about the moment we live in now.”
This is the second time we received a hint that we might not get a fourth season– not anytime soon at least. Noah Hawley himself doesn’t know if he’ll make another season of the acclaimed FX series. In the past, he revealed he’s not thinking about the future when he’s working on a season of Fargo. He’s telling one story at a time, and if there’s another one to tell, he’ll be sure to tell it but he’ll take his time.
Fargo Season 4: Cancellation or Long Hiatus?
“Every time I’m in the middle of one I go, I don’t know if there’s another one,” he said. “If usually you get, what, five seasons in five years? I’ll probably have three seasons in five years given the first one was 16 months between seasons and this one will be 18 or 20 months between seasons.”
Waiting a few years to return to the show is no problem for him, but as Landgraf pointed out, there’s still the possibility of that not happening. We can only hope Hawley will have a few ideas up his sleeve.
Still, don’t get too bummed about the idea of a Fargo Season 4 cancellation or long hiatus. Nothing is set in stone just yet. Plus, we still have a few Fargo Season 3 episodes left to look forward to. If you haven’t seen the new season, be sure to catch up before the Season 3 finale.
The next episode, 7: The Law of Inevitability airs in FX 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 while the last episode airs in three weeks’ time, on June 21. UK viewers can watch it on Channel 4.