Television is stoking Ewan McGregor‘s fire at the moment, namely, he is confirmed to join the new installment of FX’s Emmy-winning anthology series “Fargo”. Moreover he’s about to play dual roles.
The first season of “Fargo” starred Billy Bob Thornton, the second one was headlined by Patrick Wilson and Kristen Dunst, and now McGregor is the first actor cast in season 3.
The new installment will be set a few years following the events of the first one, so it’s supposed to be set closer to present day than the first two seasons.
The actor will play the two central characters, Emmit, and Ray Stussy, who are two polar opposite siblings.
EW shared the official description of McGregor’s role:
“Emmit Stussy is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man, he sees himself as an American success story. His slightly younger brother, 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, he has a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt, and he blames Emmit for his misfortunes.”
The producers are Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield, and John Cameron; they all produce together with Fargo’s creator Noah Hawley.
The upcoming third season of the series is scheduled to begin production this year, and is due to premiere on FX in 2017.
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