Showrunner Noah Hawley says Fargo Season 3 will center on sibling rivalry
Last week we learned that Ewan McGregor has been cast in dual roles in the third season of FX's Fargo series, and creator/showrunner Noah Hawley recently shared some new details about the upcoming season during an interview with EW.
McGregor will be playing brothers Emmit (a self-made real estate mogul) and Ray (a parole officer with a chip on his shoulder) Stussy, and Hawley says their rivalry will play a big role in the third season, which will take place in 2010.
The fun thing with the show is that for whatever reason I had to figure out how to tell what purports to be a Coen brothers story, and it always tends to start with a catalyst. The first year was two men in an emergency room, the second year was a woman driving home with a man stuck in the windshield of her car, and this year it starts with these two brothers.
Hawley went on to further explain the rivalry between the siblings.
There is an old wound between them that sort of gets reopened and re-litigated, and that rivalry becomes contentious and that sort of puts all the events in motion. The fun soup of it is you have to have enough moving parts that everything is on a collision course, but which parts are going to collide? There’s this element of randomness to it, which I think adds to the truthiness of our fake true story. So, it starts with Ewan and Ewan as brothers. It’s not as big character-wise a story as the second year, but I’m really excited about it.
After being asked if any of the characters from the previous seasons will appear in season 3, Hawley said: “I don’t know if we’re going to see any,” replies Hawley. “We might drive by a couple on the road. What’s fun about the show is that it always connects in some way, either to the movie or to one of our other seasons and I like that those connections are sometimes very literal like with the backstory of Lou Solverson, and sometimes they’re more tangential.” What do you hope to see in the new season?
Fargo season 3 is set to premiere on FX in Spring 2017.