Fargo III (FX 2017, Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon)

Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on “Emmit” (Ewan McGregor) and his slightly younger brother “Ray Stussy” (also played by Ewan McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother’s shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother.

Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge. Carrie Coon stars as “Gloria Burgle,” the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Ray’s girlfriend, “Nikki Swango,” a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge.

David Thewlis stars as “V.M. Vargas,” a mysterious loner and true capitalist whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit, whether “The Parking Lot King” likes it or not.

Ewan McGregor as Ray Stussy
Ewan McGregor as Emmit Stussy
Carrie Coon as Gloria Burgle
David Thewlis as V.M. Vargas
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nikki Swango

key behind the scenes crew
Adam Bernstein as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Ethan Coen as Executive Producer
Joel Coen as Executive Producer
Noah Hawley as Creator/Executive Producer
Warren Littlefield as Executive Producer

show type
crime drama

broadcast from
19 April 2017
10 episodes in total

network and production companies
FX – FX Productions – Littlefield Company, The – MGM Television

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.