'Fargo' Casts Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Major Role for Season 3


'Fargo' Casts Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Major Role for Season 3


The 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' actress will star alongside Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon in the next installment of the FX series.
"Fargo" has added Mary Elizabeth Winstead to the cast for its upcoming third season. The actress, best known for her roles in films like "Final Destination 3", "The Thing", "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "10 Cloverfield Lane" among others, has landed a series regular role and will star opposite Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon.

Winstead will play Nikki Swango, "a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing. Nikki is a woman with a plan, focused on always being at least one move ahead of her opponents."

"Fargo" season 3 is set in 2010, a few years after the events in the first season and a few decades after season 2. It centers on brothers named Emmit and Ray Stussy, both played by McGregor, who not only look quite different but also lead two different lives.

The older one, Emmit, 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.

Coon plays Gloria Burgle, 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.

Production on the new season is slated to begin later this year for a 2017 premiere.


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