The year is 2010, and Ray and Emmitt Stussy have descended on Minnesota from opposite ends of the social strata.
Welcome to Fargo season 3, the latest rendition of FX and Noah Hawley’s anthology series that features Ewan McGregor in dual roles. The former Star Wars actor has signed on to play Ray and Emmitt Stussy, two mismatched brothers that come into contact after years spent apart. The latter is a handsome go-getter that views himself as the embodiment of the American Dream. The other? Not so much. Per FX, Ray is described as a balding, pot-bellied parole officer with “a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother.” The sibling rivalry is real, and you’ll be able to get a small taste of what to expect from today’s first full trailer.
Rounding out the starry cast list for Fargo season 3 are Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), David Thewlis (Harry Potter) and Jim Gaffigan. The former is on board to play Gloria Burgle, the steadfast anchor point of the local police department, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead attached to the part of Ray’s girlfriend, Nikki Swango, a “crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge.”
Thewlis, meanwhile, is the mysterious capitalist and partner to McGregor’s Emmit, though his arrival ruffles some feathers among the Minnesota locals.
Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on “Emmit” and his slightly younger brother “Ray Stussy” (Ewan McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Carrie Coon stars as “Gloria Burgle,” the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them. David Thewlis stars as “V.M. Vargas,” a mysterious loner and true capitalist whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit, whether “The Parking Lot King” likes it or not.
Fargo season 3 delivers mystery, intrigue and two Ewan McGregors on April 19th. It’ll be comprised of ten episodes in total, and series creator Noah Hawley has been busy teasing the ways in which the show’s third season will simultaneously dovetail with previous seasons and the 1996 film. “There are going to be connections,” Hawley noted. “The way the first year was connected to the movie and the second year was connected to the first.” Did we mention that we’re excited?