Ewan McGregor to Star in 'Fargo' Season 3

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Fargo season three has found its leading man.

Ewan McGregor will topline the Noah Hawley anthology and play two brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussy, at the center of the series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Presenting a completely new story, the Emmy darling's third season will revolve around Emmit Stussy, the parking-lot king of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made real estate mogul and family man, Emmit sees himself as an American success story. His slightly younger brother, Ray Stussy, on the other hand, is more of a cautionary tale. Balding and potbellied, Ray is the kind of guy who peaked in high school. Now a parole officer, Ray has a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt, and he blames his brother, Emmit, for his misfortunes.

Production on the third installment of Fargo is set to begin later this year for a 2017 debut on FX.

Season three of Fargo has been rumored to take place in 2010, following the events of the breakout drama's freshman season. It's unclear how or if it will tie into the events from the first run.

"None of the main characters from our first year will be back for our third year," Hawley told THR in December.
"As much as I love those actors and characters, the dangers of bringing them back and putting them through their paces for another sort of crazy case is that then the artifice of the whole thing becomes too clear, and suddenly it just feels like we're doing it because it's fun and we like them, but we've broken our own rules," he said. "That's not to say that one of our stories might not intersect with characters we've seen before for a certain period of time."

For Star Wars grad McGregor, Fargo is his first regular TV-series role. He's currently starring and making his directorial debut in American Pastoral and is in production on T2: Trainspotting 2.