Carrie Coon Joins ‘Fargo’ Season 3 In Lead Role


The Leftovers star Carrie Coon has been tapped for a lead role opposite Ewan McGregor in the third season of FX’s  Emmy-winning anthology series Fargo.

Coon will play 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. Coon’s casting was first reported by Deadline’s sister pub TVLine.

The first installment of Fargo was headlined by Billy Bob Thornton; the second one starred Patrick Wilson and Kirsten Dunst. Season 3 focuses on a pair of lookalike brothers, both played by McGregor, and is supposed to be set closer to present day than the first two installments.

Production on Season 3 is tentatively scheduled to begin later this year for premiere in 2017.

Coon is repped by UTA, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and attorney Peikoff/Mahan.

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