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Fargo Season 3 Gets Ewan McGregor in Dual Leading Roles

By Brian Gallagher — May 20th, 2016

Back in December, Fargo series creator Noah Hawley confirmed that Season 3 of his hit FX series will be set in 2010, four years after the events of Season 1, which took place in the year 2006. Season 2 took the action back to 1979, but the series creator/producer teased that some characters from the first season may surface in Season 3. Today we have word that the series has added its first new cast member, Ewan McGregor, who will be pulling double-duty by taking on dual roles.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Ewan McGregor will portray Emmit Stussy and his younger brother Ray Stussy in the series. No other cast members have been confirmed for Season 3 quite yet, and it still isn't clear what other characters from Season 1 may be back. Take a look at the official description of the Stussy brothers below.

"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."

The role will mark the first series regular role for Ewan McGregor, who most recently appeared on the small screen in two episodes of HBO's Doll & Em. Production is scheduled to begin on Fargo sometime later this year, with the season slated for a 2017 debut on FX. We'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as more actors come on board in the near future.

Ewan McGregor stars in Last Days in the Desert, which is now playing in theaters, and he is currently in London filming his highly-anticipated sequel T2: Trainspotting 2, which has been set for release on February 10, 2017. The actor also stars in and makes his directorial debut with the upcoming American Pastoral, which doesn't have a release date set at this time. He also plays Lumiere in the upcoming live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which arrives in theaters March 17, 2017.

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