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Someone's going to have a kick-ass 2017.
Do you like amazing things, like when amazing actors join amazing shows for an amazing union you never thought was possible but now that it's happening everything is amazing? Well praise the television gods, because this news is indeed amazing.
The Leftovers' Carrie Coon, twice nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for her role as the complicated Nora Durst in HBO's grim drama, is joining Fargo's third season in a lead role, TVGuide.com has learned. She'll play Eden Valley police chief Gloria Burgle, a practical woman coping with a recent divorce. And we're guessing dark comedy, murder and possibly aliens follow her. The news was first reported by TVLine.
Coon joins the previously announced Ewan McGregor in Season 3 of FX's anthology series, which will be set in the relatively modern era of 2010. (Season 1 was set in 2006 and Season 2 was set in 1979.) McGregor will play twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy, the former known as the Parking Lot King of Minnesota and the latter blaming all his hardships on his brother.
Coon, whose other credits include Gone Girl and Broadway's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is currently shooting the third and final season of The Leftovers, which is due out in 2017. That year will be a busy one for Coon, as Season 3 of Fargo is also scheduled for a 2017 release on FX.