Fargo Taps The Leftovers' Carrie Coon as Female Lead in Season 3

Carrie Coon Fargo

Well, this is a deal.

Fargo continues to flaunt its impressive casting mojo, tapping The LeftoversCarrie Coon to join the Season 3 ensemble opposite the previously cast Ewan McGregor, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Coon, who is currently in Australia shooting the third and final season of The Leftovers, will play the series-regular role of Gloria Burgle, a practical woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics. Gloria is the chief of the Eden Valley police, and a newly divorced mother, who is struggling to understand this new world around her where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people right in front of them.

Said to be set closer to the present than Seasons 1 and 2 were, Season 3 of the Emmy-winning anthology series focuses on a pair of lookalike brothers, both played by McGregor. The older of the two, Emmit Stussy is a good-looking, self-assured real estate magnate — aka the Parking Lot King of Minnesota. His younger bro, Ray, is a flabby parole officer who believes that Emmit is somehow responsible for his sorry state of affairs.

Production on Season 3 is tentatively scheduled to begin later this year, with new episodes dropping in 2017.

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