Carrie Coon Fargo
Actress Carrie Coon, nominated for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" arrives to the American Theatre Wing's annual Tony Awards in New York June 9, 2013. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

“The Leftovers” star Carrie Coon will be cast as female lead in Season 3 of “Fargo opposite Ewan McGregor. Coon is currently filming the final season of “The Leftovers” in Australia.

The actress will portray the character of Gloria Burgle, a panicky yet practical woman who panics when others panic and grabs the fire extinguisher even when the bacon catches fire. Burgle is a woman who finds the new world extremely difficult where people connect with their phones more than those around them, reports TVLine.

As previously reported, McGregor will be taking up dual roles of brothers Ray and Emmit Stussy. It will be McGregor’s first TV series regular role. FX’s “Fargo” Season 3 production is reported to begin later this year and the TV show will air in 2017. The Emmy-winning anthology series will focus on the two brothers.

While Emmit is a self-assured, handsome real estate magnate, his younger brother Ray is a slack parole officer. He believes that his brother Emmit is somehow responsible for his sorry state of affairs.

“None of the main characters from our first year will be back for our third year,” showrunner Noah Hawley told The Hollywood Reporter in December 2015.

It is rumoured that Season 3 of “Fargo” will be set in 2010, following the events of the breakout drama's freshman season. It is still not clear if and how the series will weave the events from the first run.

The “Gone Girl” actress Coon secured the role of Burgle after her breakout turn on HBO's “The Leftovers.” Her role in the show earned her a Critics' Choice Award for best actress in a drama series in 2015. Coon also received a nomination for the same award in 2014. She will also be seen in the upcoming thriller “The Keeping Hours.”