Chris Rock on Joining Fargo and Avoiding ‘the Eddie Murphy Handbook’ for Black Comics

Plus, creator Noah Hawley talks expanding the FX series' audience on Hulu

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Chris Rock plays the head of a Black crime family in Fargo Season 4, which is set in 1950 Kansas City. Elizabeth Morris/FX

For Chris Rock, who has spent his career trying to avoid what he calls “the Eddie Murphy handbook” that Hollywood has for breakout Black comedians, Fargo was the perfect opportunity.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.