Fargo has released a trailer for their fourth season! You can catch the Rogers Park neighborhood beginning at 0:38. Make sure to check it out below!
Pictured: Fargo Filming Area Footprint
Pictured: Fargo Filming Parking Permit Footprint
The fourth season of the popular TV show Fargo takes place in Kansas City. However, the production company has picked Chicago for filming because the buildings in the city are reminiscent of the era the show takes place in.
While scouring the streets looking for locations for this season, producers stumbled upon Rogers Park and found a home where one of the main characters will live during the fourth season.
What this means: the rest of the country gets to fall in love with our beautiful neighborhood. It also means, however, there will be additional parking restrictions as they wrap up season four filming.
On December 5, our office hosted a community meeting with neighbors, a representative from Chicago's Film Office, and the set crew from Fargo. During that meeting, Fargo let residents know that they will be filming in Chicago for season four through the end of March. They expect to be in the neighborhood after the holidays at least once a month through the end of March for their filming sessions. Each filming session lasts no more than two days. The producer would like to return to the neighborhood before the holidays for one more session.
How frequently they schedule filming sessions is dependent on how the writers script episodes. The fourth season of Fargo has a general arc, but the writers are still actively writing episodes while filming is ongoing.
The production crew has shown a willingness to work with neighbors in the affected area while they're filming to help identify parking relief and improve outreach. They have encouraged neighbors to call the phone numbers listed on the flyers they post if residents run into issues. They have dedicated staff that will try to make the experience as smooth as possible. Additionally, residents can always contact the 49th Ward office should they run into any issues.