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‘Stranger Things’ star Joe Keery joins the cast for upcoming fifth season of ‘Fargo’

Stranger Things star Joe Keery has joined the cast of the upcoming fifth season of Fargo. Keery — who portrays Steve Harrington on Netflix‘s Stranger Things — will join the FX anthology series alongside fellow new additions Lamorne Morris and Richa Moorjani, who are known for their roles in New Girl and Never Have I Ever respectively.Together, the trio join previously announced cast members Juno Temple, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh. True to its anthology form, Fargo’s fifth instalment enlists a new ensemble, this time telling the story of a 2019 kidnapping set somewhere in America’s Midwest.While an official premiere date for the upcoming season is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that series creator Noah Hawley will return to Fargo as an executive producer, alongside additional producer credits for the Coen Brothers – who directed the original 1996 Fargo film upon which the series is based.Specific plot details for Fargo’s fifth season remain relatively sparse, but FX chairman ​​John Landgraf last week revealed to The Hollywood Reporterthat the new instalment is “particularly comedic this year.”“It’s always a balance between how dramatic versus comedic it is, and this is the more comedic end of the spectrum.
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Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris, Richa Moorjani Join ‘Fargo’ Season 5
previously announced new cast members Juno Temple, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh.Keery will play “Gator Tillman,” while Morris will portray “Witt Farr” and Moorjani is “Indira Olmstead.” Further details on their roles were not made available.From creator and executive producer Noah Hawley, the MGM Television and FX production inspired by the 1996 film of the same name is an anthology crime drama that follows its leads as they become involved with various Midwestern murders, some of which may be connected in surprising ways. Executive producers are Warren Littlefield, the Coen Brothers, Steve Stark of Toluca Pictures, Kim Todd and Vincent Landay.Season 5’s logline is as follows: “‘Fargo’ has traveled through decades, cities and families, and the fifth installment will be no different: Set in 2019, when is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?”The critically acclaimed series, which has previously featured Billy Bob Thornton, Chris Rock, Kirsten Dunst and Jessie Buckley, has garnered six Emmys, including one for Outstanding Miniseries upon its debut in 2014.Last year, ahead of the show’s eventual Season 5 renewal, Hawley said he would want the series to end after this installment.
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Chris Rock shares exciting personal news after Will Smith's emotional apology video
Chris Rock has finally given fans what they have been waiting for – a TV comeback!MORE: Chris Rock makes huge career announcement after Will Smith Oscars altercationOn Tuesday, it was announced that the comedian will give fans a further look into his personal life in "a reimagined animated version" of his popular award-winning autobiographical family comedy Everybody Hates Chris, which aired from 2005 to 2009.WATCH: Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for Oscars slap in emotional video Chris will executive produce the new series, titled Everybody Still Hates Chris, and narrate stories inspired by his experiences growing up in a working-class family in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, in the late 1980s."Chris Rock is one of the most gifted comedians of all time and we're excited to partner with him, 3 Arts and CBS Studios to bring this to life and welcome it as the next big hit," Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios, said in a statement.MORE: Jada Pinkett Smith criticized for 'self-righteous' remarks about Will Smith's Oscars slapMORE: Chris Rock speaks about bruises following Will Smith slap The actor is currently on his Ego Death World Tour through November, and on Friday, he referenced Will Smith's apology video just hours after the King Richard actor publicly apologized for slapping Chris at the Oscars after four months of silence. Will slapped Chris on stage at the Oscars in MarchIn response, Chris referenced the actor as part of a monologue, telling the audience that "everybody is trying to be a [expletive] victim"."If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims.
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Will Smith releases surprise video apology to Chris Rock months after Oscars slap: ‘My behaviour was unacceptable’
supports HTML5 videoWill Smith has shared a lengthy apology to Chris Rock following the Oscars slap drama, earlier this year.The Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor famously stormed on stage at the ceremony after the comedian made a joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.He slapped the Everybody Hates Chris actor before returning to the audience, warning him to ‘keep my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth’.In a new video shared on YouTube, the star – who later won his first Oscar for his role in King Richard – spoke candidly about the incident, apologizing to all those impacted, including Jada and their family.‘It’s been a minute… Over the last few months, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and personal work…,’ a message read.‘You asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer.’Reflecting on why he didn’t apologize to Chris in his winning Oscar speech, he said: ‘I was fogged out by that point. It’s all fuzzy.‘I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he’ll reach out.‘I will say to you Chris, I apologize to you, my behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.’Will also directed his comments to Chris’ family, after his mom shared her anger at the situation, and said that it was like he had slapped her in that moment.‘I wanna apologize to Chris’ mother,’ he continued.
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