The series we all know and love is coming back on Wednesday, April 19. Since FX is aware that we simply cannot wait, they released a series of teasers, all three giving interesting glimpses into the new season plots and cast.
Reviews for this show are literally amazing, and while the season two finale had us gushing, we were already wondering will there be a season three, and it has in store for us.
When the question whether there will be a season 3 of Fargo, FX has basically given the answer consisting of two words „Oh, yeah.“
Ratings of Fargo have been steadily rising, averaging 1.2 million viewers, so the renewal should not have been a surprise. Certainly, the show’s chances were not hurt by the trio of 2014 Primetime Emmy wins for casting, directing and outstanding miniseries.
Fargo never fails to impress us with their cast choices, and it has risen to the occasion once more with season 3.
The female lead is Carrie Coon from Gone Girl, and she will play Gloria Burgle “a practical woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics.“
The male lead is an interesting choice since it seems the producers liked Ewan McGregor so much – they cast him twice, as a pair of non-twin brothers. Beloved Obi-Wan’s involvement is a proof of a migration trend we’ve been noticing, of movie actors to television.
Another surprise cast is Mary Elizabeth Winstead, whose amazing role in 10 Cloverfield Lane earned her not just great reviews, but also a role in Fargo.
We will also have a chance to see a lot more of David Thewlis (Remus Lupin from Harry Potter) since he will be playing V.M.Vargas.
As for others, we will get to see Scoot McNairy (currently starring in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire) in Fargo’s season 3, but it is still not specified what kind of role he got, all we know is that his role will be a recurring one.
The latest star that was confirmed for season 3 of Fargo is Jim Gaffigan, set to play Donny Mashman, a police deputy working alongside Gloria Burgle.
Plot of the new season
According to season 3 official synopsis, this season will be set in 2010, and center on Emmit and his slightly younger brother Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor is playing both of these characters). Emmit is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, and he sees himself as an American success story, while Ray is more like a cautionary one.
Ray is a balding, pot-bellied parole office with a chip on his shoulder about the way his life turned out and he blames his brother for everything. This sibling rivalry follows a strange path that starts with a petty theft but pretty quickly leads to murder, mobsters, and cut-throat competitive bridge.
Another story we will be following in this season is the one of Gloria Burgle (played by Carrie Coon), the chief of the local police department, who is a newly divorced mother, trying to comprehend the world that surrounds her, where people are more intimately connected to their phones, than those around them. Nikki Swango, Ray’s girlfriend is played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Her character is alluring and crafty recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge. David Thewlis stars as V.M. Vargas, mysterious and lonely true capitalist whose bosses are planning to partner with Emmit, whether he likes it or not.
The road so far
The series was adapted from the original 1996 film Fargo, which got Oscar nominations for writers, Joel and Ethan Coen. In June 2014, nearly two decades later, the television adaptation saw the light of day.
In season 1, the story was focused on a semi-contemporary setting, in which a drifter arrived at a small town Bemidji, Minnesota to inject his brand of insidious, murder-inciting influence. The lead role was trusted upon Billy Bob Thornton, and in the primary cast, alongside him were names like Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, and Martin Freeman. The show also had an impressive array of famous guest stars, which also helped with gaining popularity it has today.
Season 2 revealed that the series will be anthology-like, sending the Fargo into 1979 and in the greater Minnesota-area setting. Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons’s characters caused a hit-and-run death which became the inciting incident for the murderous intrigue the second season was. Fargo season 2 co-starred Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson and Jean Smart. As the first season, this one also featured many guest stars, including, Bruce Campbell as a pre-presidential depiction of Ronald Reagan.
Fargo will be hoping for season 3 to enjoy the same critical acclaim that the previous seasons did, and we really hope the show’s season 3 will be as full of interesting surprises as the previous two seasons were.