12:02pm PT by Kate Stanhope
'Fargo': 'The Leftovers' Star Carrie Coon Set as Season 3 Female Lead
Fargo has found its next leading lady.
The Leftovers' Carrie Coon is set to star in season three of the FX anthology opposite Ewan McGregor, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Coon will portray Gloria Burgle, a practical woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics. The chief of police in Edna Valley and a newly divorced mother, she struggles to understand this new world around her where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people directly in front of them.
As previously announced, McGregor will take on the dual roles of brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy in what will be his first TV series regular role.
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," creator-showrunner Noah Hawley told THR in December.
For Coon, the role comes after her breakout turn on HBO's The Leftovers, which earned her a Critics' Choice Award for best actress in a drama series in 2015, and a nomination for the same award the year prior. Her other credits include Gone Girl and forthcoming thriller The Keeping Hours.
The news was first reported by TVLine.