‘Fargo: Season 3’ Adds ‘Gone Girl’ Actress Carrie Coon to Star as Female Lead

     July 11, 2016

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Back in May, we reported that Ewan McGregor had signed onto Fargo Season 3 to play dual roles of twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. Per the initial report:

“Emmit Stussy is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man, Emmit sees himself as an American success story. His slightly younger brother, Ray Stussy, on the other hand is more of a cautionary tale. Balding, pot-bellied, Ray is the kind of guy who peaked in high school. Now a parole officer, Ray has a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt, and he blames his brother, Emmit, for his misfortunes.”

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With the show’s pedigree and McGregor’s talent, that was already enough to get me excited for season 3, the show has now added another great actor to the mix. According to TV Line, Carrie Coon (Gone Girl) is slated to play Gloria Burgle:

“a practical woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics. Gloria is the chief of the Eden Valley police, and a newly divorced mother, who is struggling to understand this new world around her where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people right in front of them.”


First off: Gloria Burgle is a great name. Secondly, it will be interesting to see how the tone of the show changes when it’s set close to the present day. The setting was such a part of the show’s tenor in the first two seasons, and I’m curious to see how being closer to the present day will change the dynamic.

Filming on Season 3 is set to begin later this year with the episodes to air in 2017.  Coon recently wrapped filming on the HBO series The Leftovers, which is headed into its final season.

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