The third season of Fargo, an American anthology black comedycrime drama television series created by Noah Hawley, is scheduled to premiere on April 19, 2017, on the basic cable network FX. Its principal cast consists of Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis and Jim Gaffigan. The season will consist of ten episodes. As an anthology, each Fargo season possesses its own self-contained narrative, following a disparate set of characters in various settings, albeit in a connected shared universe.
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Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on Emmit Stussy and his slightly younger brother Ray (Ewan McGregor in dual roles).
Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, is a handsome, self-made real estate mogul with a perfect family a real American success story. His slightly younger brother Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Wilted from a lifetime of living in Emmits shadow, Ray is a balding, pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand hes been dealt and he blames his brother.
The only bright spot in Rays life is the love of a not-so-good woman, Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), one of his parolees. Nikki has brains, beauty and a deep and abiding passion for competitive bridge. She decides to help Ray turn his fortunes around, by essentially stealing back his good karma. Unsurprisingly, things quickly get out of hand and petty theft leads to murder.
When the mayhem crosses county lines, Eden Valley Police Chief Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon), a newly divorced mother, is called upon to investigate. Normally steady and imperturbable, Gloria is shaken when the case takes an unexpectedly personal turn. Meanwhile, Emmits perfect life is upended when he receives an unwelcome business proposal from a mysterious loner and true capitalist, V.M. Varga (David Thewlis), whose bosses plan to become business partners with The Parking Lot King, whether Emmit likes it or not.
Ewan McGregor as Emmit and Ray StussyRecurring cast:
Carrie Coon as Gloria Burgle
Michael Stuhlbarg as Sy Feltz
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nikki Swango
David Thewlis as V.M. Vargas
Scoot McNairy as Maurice LeFayVideos:
Jim Gaffigan as Donny Mashman
Shea Whigham as Moe Dammick
Karan Soni as Dr. Homer Gilruth
Fred Melamed as Howard Zimmerman
Thomas Mann as Thaddeus Mobley
Hamish Linklater as Larue Dollars
- Fargo Season 3 Full-Length Trailer
- Extended Trailer
- Fargo Installment 3 | First Look
- Cast Spotlight
- Diner teaser
- Lost teaser
- The Law teaser
- OK Well Then teaser
- Stamp teaser
- Lineup teaser
- Missed Call teaser
- Exhausted teaser
- World teaser
- Hi teaser
- Team teaser
- Blow teaser
- Boot teaser
- Bang teaser
- AC teaser
- Brothers teaser
- Indiewire review
As weve seen in the first two seasons, coincidence, fate, luck whatever you want to call it plays a major role in the battle between right versus wrong. Anything can happen to anyone, making for a tense first hour and what will undoubtedly be a fraught full season. And while Fargo is scary, the scares arent cheap far from it. Rather than the gotcha! moments or gory abominations dominating studio horror franchises, whats frightening in Fargo is a blend of good intentions and bad ideas escalating beyond control.
Yet unlike many horror films, what keeps us coming back to Fargo is that Hawleys stories are always focused more on the good in people than the bad. Were not tuning in to see the carnage, but to see who can escape it. I think deep down we all have something positive inside us, dont you think? Gloria Burgle tells her son during the opening episode. And other than perhaps one obtuse character, its evident in the 65-minute premiere that this is true. Theres something good in each and every one of these Minnesotans, and we see enough of it to inspire hope that something positive can carry them through the horrors that lie ahead.
Its a painful journey, but one thats always proven rewarding. The first episode of Season 3 has given us no reason to think it wont be worth the torment again.
- EW review
The cast is superb. Winstead on a roll of late with 10 Cloverfield Lane and BrainDead takes it up yet another notch. Coon is commanding in her few moments in the premiere; I expect well be talking more about her in the weeks to come. McGregor is out-of-the-box phenomenal. If he keeps getting material as good as the material Hawley feeds him in the premiere, this will go down as a massive triumph
I think Noah Hawley is one the most exciting storytellers working on television today, and Fargo seems poised to affirm that truth once more. Grade: A
- THR review
Much of what makes Fargo so special can be glimpsed in those first two episodes, and based on character description and the arc of this third season, I would bet the rest holds up quite nicely. I say this having ranked the show No. 1 in 2014 and No. 1 in 2015 on my year-end best television lists. There's something about this show that continually finds its way to greatness.
- Mic review
The writing, characters, setting and pacing are all expertly crafted, and if the first two episodes are any indication, it's another masterpiece in the making.
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- Warming Glow: The New Fargo Actors Love The Show, And Those Crazy Names (TCA report)
- Deadline: Fargo Grapples With Smartphone Era, Ewan McGregor Tackles Minnesota Accent In Season 3 (TCA report)
- Fargo's third-season shoot in southern Alberta with coyote dens, dilapidated mansions and 'horrible, just horrible' weather
- THR: Carrie Coon's April Double Threat: 'The Leftovers' Breakout to 'Fargo's' Leading Lady
- Variety: Carrie Coon on What Shes Learned From The Leftovers and Moving on to Fargo
- THR: Ewan McGregor on Challenge of Playing a Double Role in 'Fargo'
- NY Post: Ewan McGregor had to eat fries and wear Spanx for dual role on Fargo
- Nerdist: How Fargo Turns Ewan McGregor Into Two Characters
- Onion A|V Club: What we can actually tell you about Fargos 3rd season
- Observer: Everything We Learned on the Set of Fargo Season 3
- NY Mag: Ewan McGregor on Gaining Weight for Fargo After Getting Super Fit for Trainspotting 2