FX has signed up Carrie Coon (Gone Girl, The Leftovers) for a lead role in season three of Fargo. The critically acclaimed award-winning series will return in 2017 with Coon joining Ewan McGregor, soon to be seen in American Pastoral and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, for season three which is described as more contemporary than either seasons one or two.
Coon will playing Gloria Burgle, “a practical woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics. Gloria is the chief of the Eden Valley police, and a newly divorced mother who is struggling to understand this new world around her where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people right in front of them.” Coon’s finishing up the final season of The Leftovers which will debut on HBO in January 2017, and has The Keeping Hours and Strange Weather heading to theaters this year. Coon won the Best Actress in a Drama award from the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for her work in The Leftovers and the Online Film and Television Association’s award for Best Breakthrough Performance for her work in Gone Gone.
McGregor is playing brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. Emmit is described as a successful real estate mogul while Ray is an unhappy parole office who holds a grudge against his much more successful – and handsome – brother.