YOU BETCHA: ‘Fargo’ Season 3 Finally Has A Release Date, And It’s Soon

Hell. Yes. Mates.

Noah Hawley‘s super excellent ‘Fargo‘ has put two seasons of brilliance in the can, arguably from a place where it had absolutely no right to.
The two standalone seasons have not only faithfully followed the spirit of the Coen Brothers original classic, but spun that brutal absurdist tone off into something fairly spectacular in its own right.
While season one focused on a pair of core characters spiralling everything around them out of control, season two cast a much wider net of chaos across the frigid expanses of the American central north.
And if the synopsis of season three is anything to go by, we’re in for a hell of a wild ride.
FX has finally given the long-awaited third season a release date, and it’s a hell of a lot sooner than you might expect.
The third season of the hit series is now due to arrive on April 19th in the States, bringing with it an all-new cast featuring the likes of Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Carrie Coon, Jim Gaffigan, and David Thewlis.
If the thought of McGregor playing a pair of identical twins doesn’t get the ole’ motor running enough, cop this full official synopsis for the season:
“Set in 2010, the third instalment of Fargo centres 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.”

The potential for card-game fuelled violence alone should have you circling the date in your calendars. My god.

SBS airs the series locally, but there’s no word on an official Australian premiere date just yet.
It’s bloody coming, pals. Oh yah.

Source: Variety.
Photo: Fargo/FX.