By James Hibberd
December 20, 2016 at 07:22 AM EST
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The third season of FX’s Fargo has landed an acclaimed actor from the Harry Potter franchise.

David Thewlis (who played Remus Lupin in the fantasy films, and also appears in the upcoming Wonder Woman) has joined the ensemble as a series regular, EW has learned exclusively.

The British actor will play V.M. Vargas, “a mysterious loner and true capitalist who delivers Emmit (Ewan McGregor), the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, the bad news that he has just become partners with his employers, whose business interests lay outside the law.”

The actor joins star McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) in the next edition of the desolate and quirky thriller.

As previously announced, Fargo season 3 takes place in 2010 – a few years after the events in the first season and a few decades after season 2. McGregor will play brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy at the center of the story. Emmit is a handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man who sees himself as an American success story. His slightly younger brother, Ray, is a cautionary tale – balding and pot-bellied, Ray peaked in high school and is now a parole officer. Coon 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. Winstead will play a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing; Nikki is a woman with a plan, focused on always being at least one move ahead of her opponents.

It’s been a long wait for more Fargo (season 2 premiered last fall). But the new season is expected to premiere in the spring of 2017.

Inspired by the 1996 Coen brothers film, ‘Fargo’ is a “true crime” story set in small-town Minnesota. A chance meeting between mild-mannered insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) and drifter Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) sets into motion a series of dark events that involves murder, blackmail, and the mob.
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