Carrie Coon joins FX’s ‘Fargo’ Season Three

All news relating to the new third season of FX’s small town gritty satire / drama Fargo gets a very warm welcome if you’re a fan. Given its format to refresh the narrative and cast with each season, we keenly anticipate where the next crime caper will take us and who will be cast in Fargo season three.

After impressively displaying her acting chops already in the dark and the strange, firstly as Ben Affleck’s protective sister in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, then as grieving mother and wife in HBO’s The Leftovers, Carrie Coon now joins Fargo season three as the female lead. Coon, who recently won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for The Leftovers, will play Gloria Burgle, the chief of police in Edna Valley. Valley, a recently divorced mother, has a hard time coming to terms with the fast-evolving world around her and is something of a technophobe.

This great news comes on the back of Ewan McGregor signing up to the third season. McGregor will portray twin brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussy – one rather successful and confident, the other not so much. Sounds like a familiar, but compelling, dynamic.

Both Coon and McGregor appear to be inspired casting choices for such a diverse, quirky, and haunting TV show. Their faces fit the formula. Look at their back catalogue of acting work and tell me the proof is not in the pudding. Stepping into the shoes of previous lucrative stars Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Billy Bob Thornton, etc, shouldn’t be a problem.

Fargo season three commences shooting at the back end of this year, and new episodes will air sometime in 2017 on FX.

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