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Ewan McGregor takes on dual Fargo role


FX has cast Trainspotting actor Ewan McGregor in the lead role(s) of Fargo season three – playing two characters: brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussy.

Emmy-winning anthology drama will see season 3 set in 2010, a few years after the events in season 1. The brothers, who are not twins, are described: “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.”

Scotsman Ewan is known for a wide variety of film roles including the Star Wars franchise, The Impossible, Moulin Rouge, and can currently be seen in cinemas in Our Kind Of Traitor.

Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley has previously hinted that one character from a previous season may return, but has not revealed any details, as yet.

Fargo season 3 will begin production later this year for broadcast on FX in 2017. Channel 4 airs the series in the UK.