Portraying crime syndicate boss Loy Cannon in 1950s Kansas City, the upcoming installment’s debut trailer sees the actor and comedian in a more dramatic role, swapping casual clothing for a ’50s mustache, bowler hats, long coats and suits and ties as he leads a syndicate of black migrants fleeing the Jim Crow South. The Cannon crime family goes head-to-head with the Italian Kansas City mafia and, in an attempt to keep the peace, trade their eldest sons to be raised in the opposing families. When the head of the Kansas City mafia suddenly dies during a routine surgery, both of the syndicates’ environments are forced to undergo drastic changes.
Joining Rock as the supporting cast include frequent Wes Anderson collaborator Jason Schwartzman, indie musician Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris (Legion), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire, American Hustle) and Glynn Turman (The Wire).
During an appearance for the Television Critics Association press tour, Rock revealed that the casting news came as a surprise as initially thought creator Noah Hawley wanted him to host a charity project. “I was shocked,” he said. “I did not think in my wildest dreams it was to be on the show. I was pleasantly surprised.”
Watch the full trailer above. Fargo Season 4 premieres April 19.
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