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Uzo Aduba Is Set to Star In the Upcoming Season of ‘Fargo’

Uzo Aduba has landed yet another exciting new role: the Nigerian-American actor is set to join the next season of FX’s anthology series, Fargo, reports Deadline.

Aduba will play a character named Zelmare Roulette, but further details about her character are yet to be revealed.

Here is a description of the season, via The Hollywood Reporter:

The show’s fourth season is set in Kansas City in 1950, at the end of two great migrations — those of Southern Europeans immigrating to the U.S. and African-Americans leaving the Jim Crow South. Two crime syndicates in Kansas City, one Italian and one African-American, have struck an uneasy peace held together by the two families exchanging their youngest sons.


She’ll be starring alongside veteran actor and comedian Chris Rock, who is the head of the Black family and the show’s lead.

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Fargo, season four will also star Jeremie Harris, Glynn Turman, Corey Hendrix, Matthew Elam, Anji White, E’myri Crutchfield, Amber Midthunder, Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Gaetano Bruno and Francesco Acquaroli.

The critically-acclaimed drama, which follows an anthology format that brings a new storyline, setting and new characters to each season, has won several Emmys since it first premiered in 2014.

This is the second role that Aduba has taken on with the network, she is currently shooting the upcoming limited series Mrs America about the establishment of the Equal Rights Act, in which she plays the legendary African-American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.

She’s also starring in the upcoming film Miss Virginia, her first starring role, about a mother who leads the fight for education reform in Washington, D.C.

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about the upcoming series.



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