Where to watch the Fargo TV series in Australia

The TV series inspired by the movie inspired by a "true story" is streaming for free on SBS On Demand. 

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Brodie Fogg
Feb 27, 2024
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While the successful TV series Fargo shares a name with the film that came before it, and is mostly set around the same corner of America's Midwest, each season tells a completely seperate story from the Coen Brothers' original work. 

As an anthology series, every season introduces a new cast of characters, usually in a different era and location, with occasional recurring characters, families and gangs. In the spirit of the original film, most seasons find a rural police offiicer in over their head when they chance upon unspeakable crimes, corruption and conspiracy. 

Where to stream the Fargo TV show online in Australia

Stream the latest episodes for free on SBS On Demand.
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If you want a great selection of movies, some solid TV options and a smattering of sports, SBS On Demand is absolutely worth installing.

So you're fixin' to stream that there Fargo series, eh? Well, it's not so simple dontcha know. 

Here in Australia, SBS airs the latest episodes and seasons of Fargo. And you can typically catch up on the current season via SBS On Demand. But if you want to stream the back catalogue, it's slightly more complicated.

Fer example, Stan and MGM (via Amazon Prime Video Channels) have the every season except the latest. That's seasons 1 to 4 at the time of writing, so they don't have season 5 yet. However, if you don't subscribe to SBS On Demand, or you just don't want to cop the ads, you can also purchase all five seasons of Fargo via select digital movie and TV stores, like Apple TV

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When do new episodes of Fargo release?

All episodes of Fargo, seasons 1 to 5, are available to stream now on SBS On Demand (Season 5) or Stan and MGM (Seasons 1 to 4). 

Since Season 5 wrapped in early 2024, there hasn't been any concrete news about a sixth season of Fargo. The series creator Noah Hawley expressed a desire for season five to be the last, but has since stated that, once he is finished with FX's Alien TV series, there's a real possibility to keep the Fargo series alive. 

I have as many eyes as I can put on [Alien] right now, but when we had some time when the town shut down, my mind certainly wandered to Fargo again. But it’s not where I can put the front of my brain. I entered the fifth season thinking it would be the last one. Even telling FX that it was going to be the last one. But I got it up on its feet and thought: Who am I kidding? This is such a rewarding arena to be constantly reinventing under the auspices of that word, Fargo, to do just about anything as long as it has a couple of elements in it. There are no restrictions, other than there has to be crime, and there has to be decency. Other than that, the sky’s the limit. I don’t have an idea at this moment, but, they seem to come.

Source: ‘Fargo’ Boss Noah Hawley Breaks Down That Finale Final Scene: “Right or Wrong, It’s a Beautiful Idea,” The Hollywood Reporter

What is the Fargo TV series about?

The Fargo series is many things.

The Fargo series is inspired by the Coen Brothers' 1996 film of the same name. While there's some overlap in themes, locations and personalities, the FX tv show stands on its own two feet from the very first season.

Each season follows a whole new story, but almost every single one shares one, simple story beat: a small-town cop finds themselves in over their head when the sprawling crime families of America's Midwest get involved. That and they all feature killer ensemble casts.

Fargo Season 5 stars Juno Temple (Ted Lasso,) Jon Hamm (Mad Men,) Joe Keery (Stranger Things,) Jennifer Jason Leigh (Single White Female,) and Lamorne Morris (New Girl.) It follows Dorothy "Doy" Lyon, a seeming regular Minnesotan Mum whose complicated past gets dredged up when she attracts the attention of the law at a parents and teachers night that goes horribly wrong.

What is SBS On Demand?

With so many premium streaming services out there that charge a monthly subscription to access, it’s great to find quality amid the free-to-air streaming companions. Every major channel in Australia has a streaming service nowadays—Ten Play, 9Now, 7plus, ABC iView and SBS On Demand—and while all are ad-supported services, it really breaks down to not just how many hours of content they offer, but how many of those hours are quality. Cue the entry of SBS On Demand, which has bragging rights to a great mix of quality and quantity. While it’s not on the same level as Netflix, Stan or Prime Video, there’s still plenty to watch that helps to make up for some of SBS On Demand’s detractors. Those cons start with lengthy ad breaks and a 720p max resolution, but if you want a great selection of movies, some solid TV options and a smattering of sports, SBS On Demand is absolutely worth installing.

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Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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