Nov 21, 2023 - Culture

FX's "Fargo" is back where it belongs

Jon Hamm in front of a Fargo sign

Jon Hamm stars in "Fargo" on FX. Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

After a pit stop in Kansas City, the FX series "Fargo" returns to Minnesota and North Dakota for the fifth season ... sort of.

Driving the news: The season premiere of the show is Tuesday at 9pm. Episodes will stream on Hulu the next day.

Details: Season 5 stars Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Jason Leigh and is set in Minneapolis, Scandia, and western North Dakota.

  • Synopsis, per FX: "After an unexpected series of events lands "Dorothy 'Dot' Lyon" (Temple) in hot water with the authorities, this seemingly typical Midwestern housewife is suddenly plunged back into a life she thought she had left behind."

Yes, but: While seasons 1-3 were also based in Minnesota and North Dakota, the series has been filmed in Canada, unlike the 1996 movie that was made here.

What to watch: Local film industry boosters are hopeful that a beefed-up state tax credit for production will eventually land Minnesota a hit series like "Fargo."

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