‘Fargo’ Season 3 Taps ‘Leftovers’ Favorite Carrie Coon to Lead
Lest you think Carrie Coon’s TV tenure might end with The Leftovers Season 3, the critical favorite is officially moving to Fargo. FX has tapped Coon for a leading role alongside Ewan McGregor in the 2017 season, and a familiar-sounding role at that.
TVLine reports that Coon will play the leading role of Eden Valley police chief Gloria Burgle, described as “a practical woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics.” Gloria is also a freshly-divorced mother, one “struggling to understand this new world around her where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people right in front of them.”
Elsewhere of Fargo Season 3, we know that Ewan McGregor will play the dual role of brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy, the former a good-looking “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” and the latter a resentful, flabby parole officer. The 2010-set season will also explore “selfie-oriented culture,” shooting later this year for a 2017 bow.
That’s about as perfect a Fargo casting as we can hope for, but what will the newest chapter bring, with Carrie Coon and Ewan McGregor at the center?