Ewan McGregor joins cast of Fargo


maxresdefaultMake no mistake, Fargo is one of our favourite crime dramas. The US show, which takes its lead from the Oscar-winning Coen brothers’ movie, is often dazzling in its style, structure and playfulness. Series three is on the way next year, and the first piece of casting news has trickled through. And it’s exciting. Very exciting.

So this is what greeted us on Twitter an hour or so ago:

McGregor follows the likes of Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Kirsten Dunst to switch from movies to TV and, in particular, Fargo. It’s obvious Noah Hawley’s drama has some extreme pulling power.

There’s also another nugget of news, this time surrounding the character – or characters – McGregor will play in the third series, which is thought to be set much nearer to present day than the second run. McGregor, never one to shirk a challenge, has signed on to play brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy.

Deadline reported this:

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

Now then, let’s see how this one pans out…

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