Fargo (R) is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series. The show is inspired by the eponymous 1996 film written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series alongside Hawley. The series follows an anthology format. Each season of the TV show is set in a different era, and with a different story and mostly new characters and cast, although there is minor overlap. Every season shares a common chronology with the original film.
The first season set in Minnesota and North Dakota in 2006 and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman. In the second season, it is also set in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota in 1979 and starring Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart, and Ted Danson. The third season, set in Minnesota in 2010 and starring Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Goran Bogdan, and David Thewlis. The latest, fourth season, is set in 1950 Kansas City, Missouri, and features a cast led by Chris Rock, Jason Schwartzman, Jessie Buckley, Ben Whishaw, and Timothy Olyphant.
It won the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Casting, and received 15 additional nominations including Outstanding Writing, another Outstanding Directing nomination, and acting nominations for all four leads. It also won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Miniseries or Television Film and Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Thornton.
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Fargo TV Show Information
- Channel: FX
- First Aired: April 15, 2014
- Episode length: 46-68 minutes
- Number of Seasons: 4
- Creator: Noah Hawley
- Actors: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart, Ted Danson, Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Goran Bogdan, David Thewlis
- Genre: Anthology, Crime drama, Thriller, Black comedy
How To Watch Fargo
There are several different ways to watch Fargo without cable. This TV show is aired on FX. To find which online TV streaming services have FX as part of their channel lineup you can read our streaming services review. You can use a streaming service to watch on-demand or on live television.
It is possible to stream on Hulu, DIRECTV or buy it as download on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, and Redbox.
Stream Fargo With Hulu
Hulu is both a live TV streaming service and an on-demand streaming service. You can watch Fargo live as it airs but is not available on-demand. Plans begin at $64.99/month. To learn more about this service read our Hulu review.
Watch Fargo With Vudu
Vudu is a video-on-demand streaming service. You can purchase all 4 seasons or individual episodes of this TV show and then watch it on-demand. Pricing is subject to change at any time so please check with Vudu for the latest prices. This is one of the best ways to watch individual episodes that you may have missed and is typically less expensive than buying the DVD or Blu-ray. To learn more about this service read our Vudu review.
Which Devices Stream Fargo
This TV show can be found on just about any streaming device on the market. You can stream on a tablet, smartphone, gaming console, desktop, or a streaming device such as a Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, and more. Here are some of the top devices that can be used to access one of the services that carry Fargo. To learn more click on the icons below or read our best streaming device reviews.
Stream Fargo Using A VPN
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