FX will welcome you back home to “Fargo” on Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. That will make this highly anticipated third installment of the anthology series eligible at the 2017 Emmy Awards, where it will go head-to-head against, among others, FX’s own “Feud: Bette and Joan” in the limited series races.
The headliners for “Fargo” Season 3 are Ewan McGregor as brothers Emmit and Ray who are at the center of the conflict, Carrie Coon as the police chief, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ray’s girlfriend and David Thewlis as a mysterious loner. Production began in Calgary, Canada back in January.
Here are even more “Fargo” Season 3 spoilers, directly from FX —
Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on Emmit and his slightly younger brother Ray Stussy. Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother’s shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge.
Carrie Coon stars as Gloria Burgle, the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them. Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Ray’s girlfriend, Nikki Swango, a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge. David Thewlis stars as “V.M. Vargas,” a mysterious loner and true capitalist whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit, whether “The Parking Lot King” likes it or not.
Last summer, showrunner Noah Hawley teased that the third installment will connect to what’s come before. “I think that the fun is that these things connect,” he told the crowd at an Emmy reception. “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.”
Season 1 of “Fargo” became FX’s first-ever program to win a series prize at the Emmy Awards. It also took home trophies for Best Directing and Best Casting. The second installment won Emmys for Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing, but lost many of the major categories to network rival “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Are you excited for “Fargo” Season 3? Sound off in our TV forums or in the comments section below!