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The truth isn't only stranger than fiction; it can be bloodier, especially when you twist everything up the way Fargo has done for years. The anthology series—inspired by the Coen Brothers' 1996 film of the same name—has explored hitman murders, hit-and-run cover-ups, double murders, and underground crime power plays across decades, all set in the ostensibly mild-mannered midwest. And Season 5 might be the weirdest story it's told yet.
Set in Scandia, Minnesota, in 2019, Fargo Season 5 has unassuming housewife Dorothy "Dot" Lyon (Juno Temple) running away from a dark, mysterious past and megalomaniacal Sheriff Roy Tillman. Lyon can whip up an exquisite batch of pancakes just as well as she can burn a man's skin off with a hairspray can and lighter. That sort of unnerving duality is commonplace in a Fargo season where a massive brawl between parents in the Fall Festival Planning Committee can lead to a coordinated kidnapping (and then lead to Jon Hamm flashing the FBI his penis). No one is who they appear, and nothing is as it seems.
Did any of this happen in real life? Probably not, as executive producer Noah Hawley admitted the events in the TV show are "all just made up." That doesn't make what transpires any less shocking, especially with the powerhouse cast the show has in store. In addition to Hamm and Temple leading the charge, Stranger Things star Joe Keery plays Sheriff Tillman's homicidal lackey, Gator Tillman, The Hateful Eight's Jennifer Jason Leigh portrays icy mother-in-law from hell Lorraine Lyon, and Never Have I Ever's Richa Moorjani is impassioned Minnesota Police Deputy Indira Olmstead. And that's before you factor in a sublime standout performance from Small Axe actor Sam Spruell as emotionless hitman Ole Munch, a man who could've fit right in with No Country for Old Men, murderous mop-top haircut and all.
For the next nine weeks, prepare to have your mind twisted and turned in ways Fargo has never done before.
What time do Fargo Season 5 episodes come out?
Fargo episodes air on FX every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT and stream on Hulu the next day at 3 a.m. ET/midnight PT. So, if you want to catch each new episode right when it airs, you'll have to stay up late.
When is the next episode of Fargo Season 5 coming out?
The first four episodes of Fargo have aired. The fifth episode of Season 5 airs next week on December 12. The episode will be available to stream on December 13.
How many episodes of Fargo are left in Season 5?
After the first four episodes, there are officially six episodes left in Fargo's Season 5.
Here’s the complete release schedule for Fargo Season 5:
Episodes officially air on Tuesdays on FX and stream on Hulu the following day.
Episode 1, “The Tragedy of the Commons": Streaming as of November 22
Episode 2, “Trials and Tribulations": Streaming as of November 22
Episode 3, “The Paradox of Intermediate Transaction": Streaming as of November 29
Episode 4, “Insolubilia": Streaming as of December 6
Episode 5, “The Tiger": Airing on December 12, Streaming on December 13
Episode 6, “The Tender Trap": Airing on December 19, Streaming on December 20
Episode 7, TBA: Airing on December 26, Streaming on December 27
Episode 8, TBA: Airing on January 2, Streaming on January 3
Episode 9, TBA: Airing on January 9, Streaming on January 10
Episode 10: Airing on January 16, Streaming on January 17
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