BrainDead‘s Mary Elizabeth Winstead has signed on to the cast of FX’s Fargo season three. According to FX’s official announcement, Winstead will be playing a character named Nikki Swango, “a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing. Nikki is a woman with a plan, focused on always being at least one move ahead of her opponents.”
The cast of season three also includes Ewan McGregor, soon to be seen in his directorial debut American Pastoral. McGregor is playing brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. Emmit is the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota, is a handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man who sees himself as an American success story. His slightly younger brother, Ray, on the other hand is more of a cautionary tale. Balding and 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.”
Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Gone Girl) is set to play Gloria Burgle, “a practical woman – the one 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.”
Noah Hawley created the critically acclaimed award-winning series and serves as showrunner, executive producer, writer, and director. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield, and John Cameron are also executive producing.