With the April 19 premiere date getting closer and closer, FX has released a brief new trailer for Fargo Season 3, which offers our first look at Ewan McGregor as Ray Stussy, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as his girlfriend Nikki Swango. While we don't get a ton of footage within this 30-second video, we see Ray and Nikki eating at a diner, when a local police officer enters, which seems to put Ray on edge. He calmly pays his bill and leaves with Nikki, and we can see on the outside of this building that the Diner sign has two burnt out letters, with the sign reading "Die," a ominous warning for sure.
Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on Emmit and his slightly younger brother Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother's shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he's been dealt, and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge.
Carrie Coon stars as Gloria Burgle, the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them. Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Ray's girlfriend, Nikki Swango, a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge. David Thewlis stars as V.M. Vargas, a mysterious loner and true capitalist whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit, whether The Parking Lot King likes it or not.
Jim Gaffigan (The Bleeder) will play Donny Mashman, Gloria's deputy at the local police department. Rounding out the cast are Scoot McNairy (Halt & Catch Fire, 12 Years a Slave) as Maurice LeFay, a stoner with a criminal past, Shea Whigham as Meeker County Chief of Police Moe Dammick, and Karan Soni (Blunt Talk, Deadpool) as scientist Dr. Homer Gilruth. Fred Melamed (Casual, Lady Dynamite) will play Howard Zimmerman, a mover and a shaker, with a knack for spinning a yarn and making a profit, and Thomas Mann (Me, Earl and the Dying Girl) will play Thaddeus Mobley, an award-winning science fiction author.
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. Fargo's first installment won three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, and a Peabody Award. The second installment received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special. Both installments were honored as an AFI Television Program of the Year, by the Critics' Choice TV Award for Best Miniseries (2014) and Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (2016), and by the PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television. Take a look at the new trailer for Fargo Season 3 below.