Fargo was the first FX show to ever air a season in a single day and the first show to air in its entirety in the same day since Fargo was first picked up for its second season.
The show premiered on February 22, 1994 and it has since gone on to spawn more than a dozen spinoffs and sequels, all of which have been nominated for Emmy awards.
It’s been a wild ride for Fargo creator Noah Hawley, and he’s been known to talk about his family’s relationship with the show.
“I think that the show was really important to me, and I wanted to tell my story,” Hawley told EW in an interview earlier this year.
“I think I’ve been the only person who has ever written the entire story.
And I think the show changed me.
The first two seasons were just kind of a whirlwind, and now it’s been 20 years since I’ve done a season and it’s just like, ‘Wow.'”
Hawley said he got his start as a script writer for The X-Files, where he worked on the first season of the anthology series.
“When we were writing the first [season] of the show, I was in a writing workshop with [showrunner] Chris Carter,” he recalled.
“He said, ‘Oh, you write scripts for X-files, right?
You’re just like any other writers, you just write scripts.
I don’t know if that’s true or not.
But you’re good at writing scripts.’
I went, ‘Yeah, I guess.’
And I just kept doing it for the rest of my career.”
Hawley has a few other things on his mind right now, including filming an episode of Fargo for the upcoming season.
“And we’re shooting Fargo in April.
That’s my birthday,” he joked.
“It’s going to be my first day of filming Fargo, and that’s going a long way towards giving me something to remember that I’ve never had.
I’m going to miss it.
I think it’s gonna be something I’ll always remember.”
For more on Fargo, check out our recap of its first season.