“Fargo” Season 3 premieres tonight on FX, and the critics are already praising this latest installment of Noah Hawley‘s quirky crime caper (watch the preview trailer above). Robert Bianco (USA Today) is one of many TV experts who’ve chimed in with his thoughts, raving, “This is a series chock full of great characters, male and female, that exudes wit, intelligence and a palpable desire to entertain.” See more “Fargo” reviews.
Based on the 1996 film “Fargo” by the Coen brothers, Season 3 doesn’t necessarily sync up with what’s come before, either in film or on TV, but keep your eyes peeled for hints and clues about how it may connect. Because, after all, that’s part of the joy of experiencing Hawley’s version of “Fargo.”
“I think that the fun is that these things connect,” Hawley said last April at an Emmy event. “They connect sometimes in very important, literal ways, like Season 2 being backstory for Season 1, or Oliver Platt finding the money from the movie. And then they connect in tangential ways, too, which is also really interesting.”
This third installment features a unique twist, as film star Ewan McGregor plays brothers Ray Stussy and Emmit Stussy whose dangerous rivalry leads to murder in Minnesota. Other cast members include Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”) as the police chief, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“10 Cloverfield Lane”) as Ray’s girlfriend and David Thewlis (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) as a mysterious loner. See the rest of the “Fargo” Season 3 cast.
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