After earning great reviews for its first two seasons, FARGO Season 3 is underway with casting, and today we learned about the new female lead.
Carrie Coon, who hails from the hit show The Leftovers, will take on the role of Gloria Burgle as a series regular. Her character is described as practical, finding solutions when other people panic. She also happens to be a newly divorced mother, and the Eden Valley police chief.
She joins previously cast Ewan McGregor, who will be taking on both roles of a pair of twin brothers.
The show, loosely based on the original 1996 film of the same name, is an anthology, with each season being set in the same town, but in a different decade with a new cast. Season 3 is said to be set closer to the present than its two predeccesors, which were set in 2006 and 1979, respectively.
Fargo has received near universal acclaim for both its freshman and sophomore outings, and critics and fans alike are expecting much of the same enjoyable television from the third season, which is set to start production later this year. New episodes are slated to arrive in 2017.
Coon is best known for her role as Nora Durst in HBO’s The Leftovers, and also appeared in the critically acclaimed Gone Girl in 2014.
Coon is repped by UTA.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor
This news was first reported by TV Line.