Fargo season 3: Ewan McGregor to play two lead roles in FX's new series

The Trainspotting actor will play brothers Emit and Ray Stussey

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 21 May 2016 11:48
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Both of McGregor’s daughters attended the protest and the actor expressed solidarity with the anti-Trump demonstrations which saw protesters take to the streets in 60 countries and on seven continents across the world
Both of McGregor’s daughters attended the protest and the actor expressed solidarity with the anti-Trump demonstrations which saw protesters take to the streets in 60 countries and on seven continents across the world

FX's Emmy Award-winning Fargo has somehow defeated the odds by taking the Coen Brothers' modern classic and turning it into one of the best shows on TV.

Having previously aired two equally as brilliant seasons, the network has now released the first details on Noah Hawley's upcoming third season, heralded by the announcement it'll be led by Ewan McGregor.

Season three will take place closer to the present than the first (season two was a prequel), and it'll see the Scottish actor playing not one but two lead characters, namely brothers Emit and Ray Stussey.

“Emmit Stussy is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man, Emmit sees himself as an American success story," reads the character description.

"His slightly younger brother, Ray Stussy, on the other hand, is more of a cautionary tale. Balding, pot-bellied, 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.”

No other details are currently known about the upcoming season but expect more news to roll in over the coming months.

McGregor is set to return as Renton in Danny Boyle's long-awaited Trainspotting sequel, simply titled T2, which will be released January 2017.

Interestingly, Trainspotting and Fargo came out in cinemas a matter of months apart back in 1996.

Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alison Tolman starred in Fargo's first season while season two saw a cast overhaul paving the way for Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, and Kirsten Dunst.

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