Channel 4 confirms transmission date for series three of Fargo

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About bloody time, many of you will be saying. The third series of Fargo – one of my favourite crime dramas – is already half-way through its run in the US, but we have been starved of it here in the UK. Yes, it’s great news that Channel 4 will once again be broadcasting it on these shores but we’ve had a bit of a wait for it to be announced. Now the waiting is over… Continue reading

Fargo releases new series three trailer; Ewan McGregor talks playing dual roles

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What a treat for a grey, drizzly Monday morning (spring my arse) – Fargo has released a batch of new little teasers that warm the heart, raise a chuckle and whet the appetiteĀ for the imminent series three. And what deliciousĀ little treats they are. Fargo and its home network in the US – FX – do such a fantastic job of producing these little teasers, which are almost like little Fargo episodes in themselves. They show the Fargo world and give us what the show does best by mixing the macabre with the farcical. They’re brilliant, and they’re after the jump. Continue reading

Fargo releases first trailers for series three

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Not only is it a brilliant series, I just love the way US network FX stokes up publicity for its Coen brothers-influenced series, Fargo. More often than not, it releases the most intriguing and delicious little nugget-trailers. They don’t reveal much, but they’re so exquisitely made they set the mood perfectly. And, in fine Fargo style, FX has released a new teaser – no longer than 30 seconds, it still whets the appetite.

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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. Continue reading

Noah Hawley: Ewan McGregor’s brothers’ feud will be centre of season three of Fargo

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fargo-fargo-easter-egg-guide-for-one-of-the-best-tv-shows-out-thereIt has been a good day today, not least because there were stories regarding two of what I would call the Big Three of current crime dramas. One is The Bridge (see that story here), and the other is Fargo (the last one of the three is Happy Valley). Fargo is one of my absolute favourite current series, one that expertly sustains the Coen brothers’ legacy. Noah Hawley, the exec-producer and co-creator, has been talking to Californian-based radio station KCRW about many things, including the third series of Fargo. Continue reading

Review: Fargo (S2 E10/10), Monday 21st December, Channel 4

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fargo_210_0024_cl_d_hires2It didn’t take very long for this second series of Fargo to settle down. When it did, it was evident that this was going to be something special. We’ve had it all – humour, tension, farce, suspense, extreme violence and a cast of characters that you felt truly emotionally connected to. Episode eight might have been the best hour of television this year. That’s not to say there haven’t been times along the road where you were shouting at your TV screen (PEGGY WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST CALL THE COPS WHEN YOU RAN RYE GERHARDT DOWN? WE COULD HAVE AVOIDED ALL THIS BLOODSHED), but I like dramas like that because I trust someone like Noah Hawley to deliver the answers in time. And those answers were delivered in this finale. Continue reading