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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.
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.
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