FX seems to be blessed/cursed with a great problem: critically acclaimed shows whose creators are in no rush to make new seasons. Louis C.K. has already closed the curtain on “Louie,” the second season of “Atlanta” will only start lensing this fall as star Donald Glover had a little Han Solo movie to make first, and now “Fargo” looks like it’ll be saying goodbye.
Noah Hawley‘s ingenious take on the Coens Brothers‘ masterful film delivered seasons one and two in 2014 and 2015, then took a year-long break before bringing the now-airing third season to screens this spring. However, fans might want to soak up that “Minnesota nice” vibe while they can, because according to FX chief John Landgraf, there might not be any more.
“There may never be another ‘Fargo.’ Unless [creator Noah Hawley] 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,” he told THR.
That’s certainly some bummer news, but Hawley has lots on his plate, including his other FX series “Legion,” not to mention some feature-film projects cooking. It would be understandable if he wanted to spread his creative wings a bit. Still, it leaves FX with yet another high-profile show that some will think is ending too soon, or that they simply want to see more of.