Ewan McGregor, is that you? The first teaser for Fargo season 3 has dropped with an unrecognisable McGregor alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, Braindead) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers).
While the trailer only provides a 30-second look of the new season, what we do know is that is will be set in 2010, 4 years later than the time period of Season 1 and it’s still set in the same Fargo-verse. Let out a big “Ooooh yah” in celebration.
McGregor will be doing the Fargo accent and playing duel roles as twins, the Stussy brothers; Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, and Ray, a parole officer.
“It’s the hardest accent I’ve ever done. And I did Dutch once in something", McGregor told a TCA panel. I thought that was quite hard, but this is worse,” McGregor said. “And also because it’s very familiar, it’s an accent that everybody we know from the movie and from Season 1 and 2, so our audience’s ear is attuned to it.”
Like Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) in the movie and Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) in the first season, Season 3 again has female top cop chasing the case, with Coon as Gloria Burgle, the chief of the local police department and a newly divorced mother. “She really represents a kind of small town aesthetic, a sense of community that she feels has been eroded by forces outside of herself,” Coon said. “And her personal life is also falling apart. That’s the thing that distinguishes her from characters in previous seasons that had this female sheriff idea. Her personal life is eroding, and she’s trying to hang on to who she is inside of that happening in a microcosm and also in the macrocosm in the world that she’s policing.”
While the casts of the first two seasons of Fargo were large, Season 3 is keeping it to about 11 main and recurring characters. “The important thing about Year Three is there’s more intimacy,” said executive producer Warren Littlefield. “We’re a smaller cast in year three. That allows us to go deeper with each and every one of these characters.”
A premiere date for Fargo season 3 on SBS will be announced soon.