Fargo season 3
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“Fargo” season 3 will soon be back on small screen almost after a gap of more than a year. Production has started sometime back and at the Television Critics Association press tour, executive producer Warren Littlefield revealed some details about the forthcoming season. Showrunner Noah Hawley wasn’t feeling well, and hence, he left the stage for Littlefield to discuss. Here are the revelations made by him:

Technology takes over this season

The new season of the show will be set in 2010 and the constant usage of technology will observed. Littlefield said that Carrie Coon (Gloria Burgle) has a scene in which she boards a plane and is stunned to notice that everybody’s eyes are glued to their mobile phone and there’s no communication between people at all. “So Noah Hawley is going to have a lot of fun, I think, commenting on and embracing the world as it is almost today,” he said.

Loose connection with season 2

Littlefield said that there will be “kiss with the past” in “Fargo” season 3. “They’re related geographically. There are thematic touches. And as you’ve seen, we make some character kisses as well,” he said. Hence, there are chances that the characters from season 2 might return for the forthcoming one.

No main characters from season 1 will return

Showrunner Hawley had earlier revealed to the Hollywood Reporter that no main characters from the first season will return this season. “Then the artifice of the whole thing becomes too clear and suddenly it just feels like we're doing it because it's fun and we like them, but we've broken our own rules.”

Fewer characters

Furthermore, Littlefield revealed that the third season has smaller cast in comparison to the previous two seasons. However, he said that there’s more intimacy. “That allows us to go deeper with each and every one of these characters. Noah’s very focused on not repeating himself,” he said.

In “Fargo” season 3, there are only 11 main and recurring cast members, which include:

  • Ewan McGregor as Emmit and Ray Stussy

McGregor will play dual roles of Emmit and Ray Stussy who are brothers but not twins. While Emmit is a successful businessman (the Parking lot king of Minnesota), Ray is a parole officer who blames his brother for his misfortunes. The brothers will turn into rivals and that will set off a series of events starting from petty theft and leading to murders and mobsters.

  • Carrie Coon as Gloria Burgle

Carrie Coon will play the role of a cop, the chief of the local police department who is a divorced mother. “She really represents a kind of small town aesthetic, a sense of community that she feels has been eroded by forces outside of herself and her personal life is also falling apart,” Coon said.

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nikki Swango

Mary Elizabeth Winstead will essay the role of Nikki Swango, Ray’s girlfriend who is recent parolee with fondness for competitive bridge. “She’s incredibly smart and savvy and has the capacity to be conniving,” Winstead said adding that she has a heart too.

  • David Thewlis as VM Vargas

David Thewlis will play the role of VM Vargas. “He’s a very mysterious character. He’s a guy from out of town who is very possibly ill mannered and lacking in virtue. He’s a very Machiavellian-type character, very unscrupulous,” said Thewlis who is still discovering his role as he has just filmed one scene yet. In one word, he described his role as “Machiavellian."

  • Michael Stuhlbarg as Sy Feltz

Michael Stuhlbarg portrays the role of Sy Feltz who is the business partner of Emmit and shares the bond of a brother with him. “He has a relationship with both brothers (Emmit and Ray),” Stuhlbarg said.

  • Jim Gaffigan as Donny Mashman

Jim Gaffigan will be seen on-screen as Donny Mashman. He plays a police deputy who works with Gloria Burgle.

Other characters include Maurice LeFay (Scoot McNairy), Moe Dammick (Shea Whigham), Dr Homer Gilruth (Karan Soni), Howard Zimmerman (Fred Melamed) and Thaddeus Mobley (Thomas Mann).

Ewan McGregor’s accent

McGregor who plays the role of a successful local businessman as well as his parole officer brother said that he is learning the Fargo accent from a coach for the season. The “Star Wars” actor added that the accent is the hardest he has ever done. “It’s an accent that everybody we know from the movie and from Season 1 and 2, so our audience’s ear is attuned to it.”

“Fargo” season 3 air date

The makers have not specified a date for the premiere of the show. However, it was revealed that the show will make its way to the small screens in April.

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