Carrie Coon lands starring role in season three of Fargo

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fargo-bodies[1]You must know by now that we’re huge fans of Fargo, Noah Hawley’s take on the Coen brothers’ quirky cinematic masterpiece from 1996. The first series starred the likes of Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Allison Tolman; while the second gave us great performances from the likes of Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson and Bokeem Woodbine (still the best name in the world). Now we know who will take the lead female role in series three.

Female characters, especially in that second series, were high in the mix and in series three we’ve learned that The Leftovers’ star, Carrie Coon, will take the lead female role in series three.

This is what Variety has to say about it all:

Coon will portray 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.

Previously announced, McGregor will play two roles — brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. Emmit is the parking lot king of Minnesota, a handsome and successful real estate mogul. Ray is a pot-bellied, balding parole officer who peaked in high school and blames his brother for his misfortunes.

Coonimg-carrie-coon_101432983342 previously made her name in HBO series The Leftovers and Gone Girl, and it’s interesting that she follows Tolman as another female police character. We officially can’t wait until next year.

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