Channel 4's going back to Fargo
The Emmy®, Golden Globe® and RTS Award-Winning Limited Series, FARGO Returns To Channel 4 for Its Third All-New Instalment. Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon to Star in Franchise’s Next Chapter from Creator Noah Hawley
Praise for Fargo chapters 1 & 2
"Fargo's black humour and white landscapes are brilliant and beautiful." – The Guardian
"Intriguing and funny." – The Times
"The best new crime drama since 'Breaking Bad' and 'True Detective'? You betcha!" – The Independent
"The film was near perfect, and this TV spin-off? Even better…" – Daily Mail
"This update of Fargo is bold, weird and gory." – The Daily Telegraph
Channel 4 is once again heading back to Fargo for the third instalment of the multiple award-winning anthology from MGM Television and FX Productions.
BAFTA-winning actor Ewan McGregor (Beauty and the Beast, American Pastoral, T2: Trainspotting) will play the two brothers, "Emmit" and "Ray Stussy", at the center of the story.
"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 and 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.
McGregor is joined by Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Gone Girl) who plays "Gloria Burgle," a practical woman…the kind of woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics. The Chief of Police in Edna Valley, and a newly divorced mother, she struggles to understand this new world around her where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people directly in front of them.
Also joining the cast for the third instalment is Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs The World, 10 Cloverfield Lane). Winstead will play "Nikki Swango," 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.
Production on the third instalment of Fargo is tentatively scheduled to begin later this year and air on FX in the US and Channel 4 in the UK in 2017. Fargo hails from Peabody®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley (creator/showrunner/writer/director), Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio.
Note to Editors:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com (opens in a new window).
About Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded, not-for-profit public service broadcaster and has a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Its public ownership and not-for-profit status ensure all profit generated by its commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of its public service remit. As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is also required to commission UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with over 300 creative companies across the UK every year. In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes: E4, More4, Film4, 4Music, 4seven, Channel4.com and digital service All 4. For more information visit: www.channel4.com/press
October 1, 2016 1:46pm ET by Channel 4