Ewan McGregor will join the third season of Fargo, rumoured to take place in 2010, following the events of season one.
He will play two brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussy.
Noah Hawley’s third season will revolve around Emmit Stussy, the parking-lot king of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made real estate mogul and family man, Emmit sees himself as an American success story. His slightly younger brother, Ray Stussy, on the other hand, is more of a cautionary tale. Balding and potbellied, 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.
None of the main characters from season one will return.
“As much as I love those actors and characters, the dangers of bringing them back and putting them through their paces for another sort of crazy case is that then the artifice of the whole thing becomes too clear, and suddenly it just feels like we’re doing it because it’s fun and we like them, but we’ve broken our own rules,” Hawley has said. “That’s not to say that one of our stories might not intersect with characters we’ve seen before for a certain period of time.”
Production is set to begin later this year, for a 2017 premiere.
Source: Hollywood Reporter