‘Fargo’ Kills Christmas in First Season 3 Teaser
Fargo only started filming Season 3 in January, though it seemed at least odd of the Minnesota murder-drama to announce an April premiere with nary a photo or footage to follow. Thankfully, Santa’s here to make a late drop-off of the first Season 3 teaser, and he might regret it.
As debuted during Wednesday’s Legion, FX released the first official teaser for Fargo Season 3 to get us back in that quirky, homespun mayhem spirit. There aren’t any major stars to glimpse, but let’s just say that some people really need to take their decorations down after the holidays.
Ahead of an April 19 premiere, so reads the Fargo Season 3 synopsis :
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.
Rounding out the cast are Boardwalk Empire alum Michael Stuhlbarg as Sy Feltz, Emmit’s right hand man and consigliere; Jim Gaffigan as Donny Mashman, Gloria’s deputy; Scoot McNairy as Maurice LeFay, a stoner with a criminal past; Shea Whigham as Meeker County Chief of Police Moe Dammick, and Deadpool star Karan Soni as scientist Dr. Homer Gilruth. Fred Melamed and Thomas Mann also portray Howard Zimmerman, a mover and shaker with a knack for spinning a yarn and making a profit; and Thaddeus Mobley, an award-winning science fiction author.
We’ll hopefully see real footage before long, but stay tuned for more Fargo Season 3 as April 19 approaches.