Stranger Things Heartthrob Joe Keery Confirmed To Appear in Fifth Season on FX Anthology Series Fargo

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Joe Keery, the god of nice hair and exemplary babysitting, skyrocketed to fame after his run at Netflix’s original series, Stranger Things, created by the Duffer Brothers. Appearing first in a stereotypical “high school bad boy” genre, he soon turned public perception to his side after standing up against bullies and arriving at the last minute to fight off a Demogorgon at the Byer’s house toward the end of Season 1.

Joe Keery
Joe Keery

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For the rest of his term in the series, he has been paired mostly with the children, thus being dubbed “the babysitter” and his role as Steve Harrington has rallied unequivocal praise from the fandom in accordance with his charming characterization of the protective and self-sacrificial coming-of-age young adult.


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Joe Keery Among the Latest Star To Join FX’s Fargo

From Hawkins, Indiana to Fargo, Joe Keery has made a trip upward with respect to his career. The actor will now join the ensemble cast of the acclaimed anthology drama beside Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh, along with the other new arrivals, namely Richa Moorjani (Never Have I Ever) and Lamorne Morris (New Girl).

Fargo -- iconic poster
Fargo — iconic poster

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The series is rumored to follow the 2019 timeline and although the plot details have been kept mostly under wraps, Variety reports that the fifth season will ask the questions — “when is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?” Joe Keery will join the cast as Gator Tillman, while Morris plays Witt Farr and Moorjani is set to portray Indira Olmstead.

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FX’s Fargo Set To Launch 5th Instalment Among Fan Praise

The FX anthology series which debuted in 2014 was created by Noah Hawley who also serves as the director and executive producer. The acclaimed series went on to gather 55 Emmy nominations of which it won 6 and racked up unprecedented scores on Rotten Tomatoes. Fargo is an adaptation of the Academy Award-winning black comedy film of the same name written and directed by the Coen Brothers that premiered in 1996.

Fargo (1996)
Fargo (1996) featuring Oscar-winning actor, Frances McDormand

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The FX series had won the 2014 Emmy nomination for best miniseries that boasted of 97% RT rating. The series has also presented in the past a stellar cast including Ewan McGregor, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Ben Whishaw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bob Odenkirk, Patrick Wilson, Chris Rock, Ted Danson, Cristin Milioti, and numerous others.

The release date for Fargo‘s Season 5 is not yet known.


Source: FX Networks


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