by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief
One of the biggest surprises on television the last couple years was the juggernaut that is FX’s Fargo. Never in a million years would I have predicted success from a show based around the funny accents in the Coen Brothers 1996 Academy Award winning film. But here we are with two stellar seasons under mastermind showrunner Noah Hawley’s belt with no sign of letting up anytime soon.
Season three of the hit show is adding another recent TV breakout, The Leftovers Carrie Coon, who has been mesmerizing in two seasons of the dark HBO series as well as stealing scenes in David Fincher’s Gone Girl. Coon has signed to play the thin blue line in Edna Valley as chief of police Gloria Burgle. Coon has her work cut out for her, following in the footsteps of Alison Tollman and Patrick Wilson’s peacekeepers from seasons one and two.
Coon will join previously announced lead, Ewan McGregor in his first TV role as twin brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussey.
If you’re like me you’re champing at the bit for a new season, unfortunately Fargo is taking a break for the entirety of 2016. The show resume at some point in 2017, with a plot that is said to take place after the events of season one. But don’t get your hopes up, Hawley previously told The Hollywood Reporter that none of the cast from season one will be appearing in the new season.