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Ewan McGregor to play dual role in Fargo: Season 3

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EWAN McGregor is to headline the third season of TV classic Fargo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will play two brothers, named Emmit and Ray Stussy, who will be at the centre of the series, the third in the Noah Hawley anthology.

Presenting a completely new story, the plot this time around will focus on Emmit Stussy, the parking-lot king of Minnesota.

Described as a handsome, self-made real estate mogul and family man, Emmit sees himself as an American success story – in stark contrast to his slightly younger brother, Ray, who is more of a cautionary tale.

Balding and potbellied, Ray peaked in high school but has now become a parole officer, and carries a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt. He also blames his brother, Emmit, for his misfortunes.

Production on the third instalment of Fargo is set to begin later this year for a 2017 debut on FX in the US.

Season three of Fargo is rumoured to take place in 2010, following the events of the breakout drama’s first season. It’s unclear how or if it will tie into the events from the first run.

Fargo marks McGregor’s first regular role in a TV series. He has previously appeared on the small screen in ER.

On the big screen, the actor is currently starring and making his directorial debut in American Pastoral and is in production on T2: Trainspotting 2.

The second season of Fargo was a stone-wall classic. Read our review

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