Ewan McGregor Joins Fargo Season 3—Get the Scoop on His Roles (Yes, Plural)

FX's drama will air season three in 2017

By Chris Harnick May 20, 2016 8:26 PMTags
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Ewan McGregor is moving to Fargo. E! News has confirmed the Star Wars veteran will star in season three of Fargo, FX's anthology series from Noah Hawley, as two brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussy.

According to FX, Emmit is the "Parking Lot King of Minnesota," a "handsome" and "self-made" real estate mogul and family man. He's the American success story in the flesh. Meanwhile, his younger brother Ray, a parole officer, is basically the popular guy from high school whose best years are way behind him. He's balding and pot-bellied.

Season three of Fargo takes place in the 2000s, 2010 to be exact. Season two, which starred Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jean Smart, Ted Danson and Jesse Plemons, was set in 1979. Because of the contemporary setting, there will be connections to the first season of the FX series, which starred Allison Tolman, Billy Bob Thornton and Colin Hanks.

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"There are going to be connections, the way the first year was connected to the movie and the second year was connected to the first, but I think part of the fun is figuring that stuff out and I wouldn't want to take that away from anybody," Hawley told EW in December. "There will be definitely things that connect to something in our story."

McGregor's other roles include the Star Wars prequels, Trainspotting, a guest spot on ER, The Island and August: Osage County.

Production on Fargo season three, from MGM Television and FX Productions, will likely begin later this year and air in 2017.

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