Fargo season three has found its leading man.
Ewan McGregor has been cast in the starring role of FX’s Emmy-winning anthology drama — two starring roles, in fact.
Because the Star Wars and Trainspotting star isn’t just playing one part in the series. He’s been cast as two brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussy, who are at the center of the story (and no, they’re not twins).
Here’s the official description of his characters, which marks the first details of any kind about the show’s mysterious third edition: “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.”
Previously, Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley said the new season would be set in 2010, a few years after the events in season 1. The writer-producer also hinted that one other character from a previous season might return, though nobody else has yet been cast. Fargo season 3 will begin production later this year and will air sometime in 2017.
For McGregor, this will mark his first TV series regular role. He’s also is starring in and making his directorial debut in the upcoming film American Pastoral and is currently in production on T2: Trainspotting 2.
Ewan McGregor as the Parking Lot King of Minnesota? We can’t wait for this.