Following the critical success lauded onto the limited television program’s season 2 run late last year, the original FX series Fargo has been picking up some significant steam and another star-studded cast heading into production on its forthcoming season 3. After receiving a grand total of 18 Emmy Award nominations earlier this year, the highly acclaimed show created by award-winning showrunner, writer, and director Noah Hawley is on a bit of a roll when it comes to pleasing general viewers.
Co-produced by Hawley alongside Joel and Ethan Coen (whose original 1996 film serves as the basis for the new show), Fargo season 3 is all set to debut sometime next year – though what comes after that is currently up in the air. Featuring an all new storyline about a set of dueling twin brothers, the forthcoming limited series has already cast the likes of Ewan McGregor (American Pastoral) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) as Emmit and Ray Stussie and local police chief Gloria Burgle, respectively. On that note, the latest news has another noted Hollywood player joining the cast as well.
Per an official press release from FX, none other than Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, BrainDead) will be joining the cast of Fargo in season 3 as “a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing” named Nikki Swango. Reported to be the kind of criminal who is always a few steps ahead of everyone else, it’s more likely than not that Winstead will soon prove to be quite the femme fatale.
Given the fact that McGregor’s Ray Stussie is supposed to be a down on his luck parole officer, it’s more likely than not that Ray and Winstead’s Swango will be in close contact in the forthcoming limited series run. The only thing that remains to be seen is just what kind of trouble the two presumed malcontents will cook up, either separately or together.
Fargo is among one of the more surprising success stories on broadcast television from the past couple of years, and as such Winstead’s addition to a roster that already includes McGregor and Coon is another sign that things are continuing to look up for the popular FX original series moving forward. Only time will tell how capably Hawley managed with the series going into season 3, though here’s to hoping that he continues to meet and surpass viewer expectations.
Fargo season 3 is set to debut sometime in 2017 on FX.